Franciscan Sister Monica Fills Up Empty Bowls

Franciscan Novice Sister Monica comments on participation in ‘Let’s Fill Up the Empty Bowls in Our Community’ project, a benefit of the Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry, sponsored and supported by 12 churches of 9 different denominations in the WI area.

It was so nice to spend the week throwing pots on the wheel. Wheel throwing is such a fun activity, and I am so grateful to have had another opportunity to do this. I also enjoyed reflecting daily on Jeremiah 18 and how it relates to our lives.

This word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:  Rise up, be off to the potter’s house; there I will give you my message. I went down to the potter’s house and there he was, working at the wheel. Whenever the object of clay which he was making turned out badly in his hand, he tried again, making of the clay another object of whatever sort he pleased.  Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do to you, house of Israel, as this potter has done? says the LORD. Indeed, like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, house of Israel. ..

5 thoughts on “Franciscan Sister Monica Fills Up Empty Bowls”

  1. Skathleen says:

    Sister Monica, isn't it a blessing when our hands and our hearts can work together?  Hope your bowl turns out beautifully!

  2. Ksuhr says:

    Hello. .. as I reread this reflection I thought about how fortunate each person is to be given the daily oppotunity to become whatever God chooses for us that day…pretty simple just to show up at the Master's feet willing to be transformed and reformed once again.  Thank you for the inspiration.
    Sister Karen Suhr OSF

  3. Sister Theresa Schleis says:

    Sister Monica.
    I always like that phrase of the potters of our Lord telling  Jeremiah to go to the pottors house.

    It truly must be a great experience for you.thanks for sharing.

                          Sister Theresa Schleis

  4. Sister Marialee says:

    Thank you for sharing your recent experience – for the help you are giving to others – for your inspirational quote from Jeremiah. How wonderfully our body and soul work together. I have a favorite quote from St. Ireneaus: “Await the hand of the Artist; Offer Him thy heart; Let the clay be moist.”
    Gentle Blessings,
     Sister Marialee

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