Hermitage Reflection 

~ The temple of God is holy, and you are that temple.
~ 1 Cor 3: 17

Hermitage Chapel


I recall my mother telling me, many years long gone, what her parish priest spoke during a homily. He said we are living tabernacles for God. That statement, simple as it was, touched her heart in a deeply profound way. She carried those words and allowed them to influence her life; they enriched her already deep faith in God.

To be aware of God's presence within us, within another, within all of God's creation can only lead us to respond with respect for all of life, to treat all with gentle words and deed, to hold carefully.

All of life is fragile.
Love (God) makes it so.
Love (God) also protects.

God, in Jesus, surrendered His all holy life that we might taste and know the goodness of the Lord through His sacremental Presence enfleshed within us; that we might return again and again to His Table with each other and go forth as tabernacles carrying His Life and Love to all.



Are you not aware that you are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
... the temple of God is holy, and you are that temple.

~ 1 Cor 3: 16,17



Our Lady of Tenderness, pray for us!