The Canticle of Simeon
Now dismiss Thy servant, O Lord, in peace, according to Thy
word: For mine own eyes have seen Thy salvation, which
Thou hast prepared in the sight of all the peoples, a light to
reveal Thee to the nations and the glory of Thy people Israel.
Greetings from Sister Rosalind Moss. . .
We've arrived in Tulsa! Bishop Edward Slattery, who has extended a warm welcome for us to establish the new community in his wonderful diocese, has given us temporary quarters while we search for a facility that can be used for a convent. We are most grateful, and will be exceedingly grateful for your prayers for that facility!
For those who may not be as familiar with Bishop Slattery, I cannot imagine a better introduction to this good and holy Bishop than his magnificent homily given at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. last April 24, 2010. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf's website has the full text of the homily as well as a podcast audio recording of Bishop Slattery's words for those who would like to hear the voice of this wise and dear Shepherd of the flock.
"Patience," said Saint Augustine, "is the companion of wisdom." We should be very wise by now, no? And so should many of you who have patiently waited, and prayed, and supported us in many, many ways while we trusted in the God who never fails to lead those who put their trust in Him.
Peaceful conqueror of souls! Pontiff beloved of God and man! We venerate thee as the perfect imitator of the sweetness and gentleness of Jesus. Having learnt of him to be meek and humble of heart, thou didst, according to His promise, possess the land. Nothing could resist thee. Heretics, however obstinate; sinners, however hardened; tepid souls, however sluggish; all yielded to the powerful charm of thy word and example. . .