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Women of Witness Gathering, Reflecting on "My Sisters, the Saints" | 10/18/2014
On Saturday, October 18 the wives of the candidates for the diaconate gathered for a day of fellowship, reflection, and spiritual formation. The group discussed the first two chapters of My Sisters, the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir by Colleen Carroll Campbell. Key themes addressed included the spiritual problems of acedia and living a "double life," the steps towards an integrated life of holiness, and the role of the saints. In Colleen's words, "the pilgrim who seeks God is never alone" on the spiritual journey. The friendship and the guidance of the saints, and specifically women saints in the context of this discussion, are available to us in marvelous, unexpected ways.