Leadership Conference of Women Religious

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November 2014

Leaving a Path of Fidelity

by Carol Zinn, SSJ -- LCWR Past President

The season of autumn holds the texture, images, and scent of transformation. Everywhere we look there is change in the air, falling from the trees, and calling us to deeper contemplation, consciousness, and conversion. Joyce Rupp remarks in her book, Fresh Bread, that the changing colors of this season reminds us that “even dying can be beautiful” because the beauty we see around us in autumn is nothing more and nothing less than leaves dying, falling to the ground, transforming the soil, and providing the seedbeds for the future. The autumn season demonstrates what it looks like to leave a path of fidelity to the fullness of life in our natural world. (click on PDF file below to read more)

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