Of course, that’s not all we are, but being Catholic, vegan, and sisters are three of the most important aspects of our lives. And, we believe they are all connected. We are both Catholic converts and vegan converts. And, we are very close sisters…biological sisters, not nuns. 😉 We have set out on a path to share what we’ve learned about food and how it affects health and other life issues important to Catholics. Our food choices directly impact the animals, the environment, the poor & hungry, and almost every aspect of human health, including reproduction. All of these things are connected to each other and to our Catholic faith. We believe that we have been sent on a mission together to make the holy connections that exist between food and faith. We will be sharing more about these holy connections in future blog posts.
Paula and I had an amazing weekend! We attended our sixth annual retreat weekend at the beautiful Priestfield Pastoral Center in West Virginia. Our simple room along the river was lovingly adorned with various religious icons. The priest who gave the retreat to 56 women was a gift. He carefully prepared the weekend retreat for us. The seminars and contemplative Masses explored 4 questions:
Father Julio shared with us that our story is the meeting place of God. As a community, we need to make sure that people can tell their story in a safe, nurturing environment. Silence is a place without judgement, a place of great hope. It is where we can listen to our inner voice. Where we can listen to the voice of God. We can ask ourselves when we stopped listening to everything that can only be heard in silence. Our story is sacred scripture. When God looks at us, He sees Himself in us. In silence, we can fall into God. Fall into God. Fall into God.