Most High, Glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart, and give me correct faith, sure hope and perfect charity, with understanding and knowledge, Lord, so that I may fulfill your holy and true command. Amen. – Prayer of St. Francis before the San Damiano Crucifix
It all begins within each of us. For some it is called processing, for others it is “doing one’s internal homework” or self-cultivation. Mother Marianne Cope knew herself and thus was able to selflessly and successfully fulfill God’s will. How? Through a deepened prayer life and many hours spent before and with the Lord — her God and All, she became like a sanctuary lamp, a beacon reflecting God’s unconditional love and radiance.
Lord, where there is darkness, let me bring light.