Wisdom Story #5: Claim Your Miracles


Sisters Mary Jean Feeney, Margaret Murphy and Rita Cain enjoy coffee in the monastery dining room.

Ask a Catholic Benedictine Sister for her wisdom, and she’s likely to tell you a story. Why?  Because wisdom comes through listening and being. This is the 5th story in our Wisdom Series.

On her first visit home after joining the community, Sister Rita Cain, OSB remembers being full of religious fervor.

She had brought a Benedictine medal to pin to the sleeper of her sister’s new baby. He had been quite ill and Sr. Rita wanted to help him get better.

“I told my sister, ‘This will be my first miracle.’ She looked at me and said, ‘Your first? I have them every day!’”

Sr. Rita’s nephew did, in fact, get better.

But she says the wisdom contained in her sister’s sentiment is worth taking to heart.

That is, everyday life is miraculous: the sunrise, the sound of a baby’s laughter, forgiveness. We should celebrate the miracles that make ordinary life extraordinary.

2 thoughts on “Wisdom Story #5: Claim Your Miracles

  1. Sister Rita: It has been so long since I have seen you. You look fantastic. I would love to come visit you some time. Boy how things have changed but stayed the same at DHS. I hope to hear from you soon. Laurie Ludman


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