Dear Friends, I was asked, along with other Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Associates, to write an Advent reflection for one day during Advent. I chose December 11 because it was my dear friend, Peg's, birthday and I wanted to share about her. This is what went out to SCLs and SCLA's this day...
“I the Lord, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the way you should go.”
Today is the birthday of a relatively new saint in heaven, St. Peg Wuelfing of Boise, Idaho. Oh, you won’t find her in “Butler’s Lives of the Saints,” because she’s such a new one, only passing away on November 1, of this year…fittingly, All Saints Day. When Peg, the director of our Spiritual Direction program passed away so suddenly, all in our class felt lost like sheep without our shepherdess. We still feel a bit that way, wondering how our class will complete the last two sessions of our course and how can we do anything without Peg? But we also have a strong, unmistakable assurance that we will finish, in God’s time and providence. Peg will have an even better vantage point now to supervise and support us as we finish and as we do Spiritual Direction. So, just like for all of us during these shortening days of winter, this time feels quite dark and uncertain. As we walk through the dark in faith, God will teach us what is for our good and lead us on the way we should go. We don’t need to fret, worry or fear what is around the corner, our God will light our way. One step at a time.
Heidi Gainan, SCLA
Idaho Falls, Idaho