March 7, 2016

Re: "How Catholics Pray" (WCR, Feb. 22).

Thandiwe Konguavi captured very beautifully the heart of our conversation.

However, I missed a significant link in the conversation. Tandi writes: "Because of the congregation's incarnational charism - recognizing God present in people and circumstances and events . . .".

How does that happen? Frequently throughout the day we stop and repeat the words from the Prologue of John's Gospel: "The Word was made flesh and lives among us" (or pitched his tent among us).

The silence that follows reconnects us with the mystery of God's infinite Love poured out in Jesus, the Word Incarnate, whom we encounter in the people, circumstances and events of the day. It is his love that we share.

Sr. Mary Clare, UJ