Monasteries of the Heart

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Grief

Every day that we manage to survive alone brings new confidence in its wake. —Joan Chittister

Hope

Hope is the ability to believe that good can happen out of anything. —Joan Chittister

Scars

Like an old tree, the scars we bear in life are the measure of our growth. —Joan Chittister

Gratitude

Gratitude is the first stepping stone to God. —Joan Chittister

Dreams

What we dream of doing is already in process in us. —Joan Chittister

Humility

Humility is the ability to know ourselves as God knows us. —Joan Chittister

Hope rages

The first spring flower you see, say to yourself over and over again: hope rages, hope rages, hope rages in this world. —Joan Chittister

Celebrate

Celebration requires us to wake up to the present—and bless it.—Joan Chittister

Become a prayer

We do not need to practice prayer. We need to become a prayer. —Joan Chittister

Mercy

To extend mercy to others is to learn something about the nature of God. —Joan Chittister

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