Hammocked

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna ’93 Sacred space, when analog time holds no meaning, life suspends itself like a hammock between two rooted trees swaying in the breeze between here and there, between before and after, swaying into that intimate space of the present. When all you can Read more…

Surprised by Joy

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna A young woman discerning her life said, “I remember adults asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up?” She recalled a moment when her mom suggested a vocation based on her interests. This exchange set a path for her from Read more…

Word of Mouth-Something to Meditate On

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna Sunday we attended mass at Ascension. After listening to FatherĀ MichaelĀ O’Connell’s voice read the Gospel with beauty and conviction we listened to him unpack the following scene: “Where did this man get all this?What kind of wisdom has been given him?What mighty deeds are Read more…

Geographical Discernment

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna Yesterday, I was in Collegeville, MN having a conversation about monastic vocations and young people. No sooner was I in the midst of what twenty-somethings are passionate about and who they are today, than I was thrown back into who I was then, Read more…

Expectation & Intention

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna What is the difference between the two you might ask, (and I had some ask after my last post regarding attachment)? With intentions you imagine and invite what you hope for into your life or situation, but there is room, sometimes ample room Read more…

Inspiration

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna I often find inspiration in poems and literature. The poem below has long been a favorite poem of mine and speaks to the rapture of being alive, and the mindfulness of finding more beauty in the world, which Sister Katherine wisely commented has Read more…

No thanks!

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna With our life’s discernment, it is good to take heed about what we have learned that we do not like. Instead of finding this frustrating that once again we find ourselves not loving our work, let’s flip it into an invitation of yet Read more…

Ash Wednesday

By Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna We ready our hearts, In the desert we swirl from dust to dust, upon the mountain top as the sun kisses our face; marking it like a lover. How to look into the sun’s radiance? God whispers on the winds of our heart’s longing Read more…

God is in everything part two…

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna If we are to commit to “finding God in all things,” then this informs our discernments; our holy decision making. It colors our perspective, enhances our outlook on life, makes our life feel touched by the sacred, the divine. Our marvelous ordinary life Read more…