Hermitage Reflection 

After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.
When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak
and went and stood at the entrance of the cave.

~ 1 Kings 19: 12,13

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A silent heart is open to the grace of the Spirit’s still
movements within.

The dense clouds of distractions that muffle the silence are shattered by our sincere desire to hear our God. Christ Jesus speaks and heals through the silent language of love.

May we know the presence of Christ within the still, silent cave of our hearts—and believe.

There in trust we wait, clothed in His gift of deepest peace; we patiently keep vigil with words of mercy and longing upon our lips. We humbly beseech for ourselves and for all peoples.


Prayer to Our Lady of Tenderness


Below is a prayer composed by Bishop John W. Flesey to Our Lady of Tenderness. United in heart and mind, let us pray together that hearts across our globe may open to receive the gift of Christ's peace.


Dear Lady of Tenderness,

Dawning Sky
Photo Credit: Vaughn Noel
We live in an angry and violent world. War and terrorism threaten us on all sides. We respectfully turn to you, O Mother of the Compassionate One. We beg your intercession for us, your suffering sons and daughters. Because of the intimate bond you share with your Son Jesus, our Risen Lord, we know you will hear and heed our prayer for help. Ask your Savior Son to pour forth His Peace into our minds and hearts so that we might become one truly holy family united and guided by His Holy Spirit. Amen.
~ Bishop John W. Flesey






My peace is My gift to you.
~ John 14:27

Our Lady of Tenderness, pray for us!