Judith Best, SSND

Rooted in Cosmic Energy – Mary’s Role in My Life

Sister Judith Best (right) shares a Sturdy Roots moment with Sister Dorothy Olinger as she displays her award acknowledging her role as an outsanding educator.
Sister Judith Best (right) shares a Sturdy Roots moment with Sister Dorothy Olinger as she displays her award acknowledging her role as an outstanding educator.

I have often been moved to tears while sitting at my computer creating Sturdy Roots.

The courage of my sisters, their ability to dialogue in difficult situations, their good humor and resiliency – all have inspired me. Often a strong reliance on Mary, the Mother of God, had a major impact on their decisions. Peaceful solutions were followed by deep praise of Christ, celebrating their Magnificat moments.

Mary seems to enter individual situations, nurturing compassionate energy that bonds people in deep communion. In each instance, she brings insight, courage, and a new perspective on what seemed an insurmountable challenge.

Reflecting on Mary’s role in my life has been like watching a lovely rosebud unfold, revealing a precious relationship. It is in this spirit that I share my Marian journey as a School Sister of Notre Dame singing a Magnificat of gratitude for my vocation.

An image that conveys communion between Mary and our Earth. Used with permission of Jerry Downs, jd@jerrydownsphoto.com
Jerry Downs has found an image that conveys communion between Mary and our Earth.
Madonna and Child used with permission of Jerry Downs, jd@jerrydowns.photo.com

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