Loving Father, you have called me to be a living
memorial of Christ the Redeemer, to be a clear
and radiant witness of your love,
a constant reminder of all that you have
accomplished through His Paschal Mystery,
in the Spirit, in your plan of love for the salvation
of the world.
To perfect in myself this union with
Christ my Redeemer, begun in Baptism,
to confirm my commitment to follow Him faithful
and generously in His redeeming love,
I renew my vows of Poverty, Chastitty
and Obedience, in the Church and for the
redemption of humanity.
I trust in your mercy, Father, and in the
maternal help of Mary, Mother of Jesus
and my mother,
to remain faithful to my covenant.
Was given the gift of time last week - two days with my grandchildren - two days to cook and stock the freezer to help my daughter-in-law - two days to read to big brother Nicholas (almost three), bake sugar cookies with him and teach him to sing "This Old Man". And two days to hold, rock, cuddle and smell newborn Benjamin. May God be praised!