Visual Life

Visual Life is a place to share your photography, artwork and inspirational or thought-provoking quotes with all of us.
We welcome your ideas and images.
Email Tracy Abeln for more information or to share: tabeln@ncronline.org.

November 30, 2017

"Our sisters are finding new ways of practicing ministry: for example, the ministry of presence — present to God in all things and, where possible, being available, welcoming and friendly toward people whom we encounter daily. It means focused listening, sharing one's gifts and being bearers of God's good news."

November 27, 2017

"Our own grief is a gateway to grace, not only for ourselves, but for our world. The grace that will come from embracing this paschal narrative of communion will be costly, but it will not diminish us. It will take our best energy and will not consume us. It will open us to the vitality that lies deep at the heart of communion with God, with another and with the wider world."

November 24, 2017

"Sometimes we are tempted to find excuses and complain, acting as if we could only be happy if a thousand conditions were met. To some extent this is because our 'technological society has succeeded in multiplying occasions of pleasure, yet has found it very difficult to engender joy.' I can say that the most beautiful and natural expressions of joy which I have seen in my life were in poor people who had little to hold on to. I also think of the real joy shown by others who, even amid pressing professional obligations, were able to preserve, in detachment and simplicity, a heart full of faith."