O Sacred Presence

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by Sisters of the Monastery of Mount St. Scholastica

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O Sacred Presence, awaken in us an awareness of your abiding love.

During this Advent, may we awaken to your sacred presence in our daily lives and live, in the words of the prophet Micah, to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with our God. Help us to recognize with our hearts the sacred around us, within each of us, in all peoples, in our world, our universe and our cosmos. May the pinks and blues of Advent skies fill our hearts with overflowing joy awakening to the Sacred.

-- Sr. Evelyn Gregory

[The Monastery of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kan., is home to 140 Benedictine sisters whose presence has been in the Kansas-Missouri area for the last 150 years. While primarily engaged in education, the sisters also sponsor the Keeler Women's Center; Sophia Center, which houses their spirituality programs; and Maur Hill-Mount Academy and Benedictine College, which they co-sponsor with St. Benedict's Abbey.]

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