Convent Mind – Dios Proveerá

Saint José María de Yermo y Parres: Mexico 1851-1904 (Father Yermo)

Carlos Ruano Llopis. Artist. 1947.

Vatican remembrance:

At a convent in Santa Eulalia, Guatemala hangs this painting. The artist is not known for religious art but for bullrings and matadors. Yet he did paint this famous painting of the Inspiration of Father Yermo. I provide the story below. Father Yermo’s motto, God Provides.

How appropriate as the sisters attempt to reopen the school with little more than prayer and almsgiving.

Today’s gospel reading portion: Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’

The LORD will affirm the blessing upon you, on your barns and on all your undertakings; he will bless you in the land that the LORD, your God, is giving you (Deut 28:8).

Priesthood story. Here:

A biography:

A young holy priest from the same place on loan to us.

Peace be with you,

Deacon Gerry

One thought on “Convent Mind – Dios Proveerá

  1. Hi Gerry,
    I pray your Lenten journey with the Franciscans is spiritually fulfilling. Saturday’s summary from Richard Rohr’s “Center for Action and Contemplation” really touched my spirit:

    In turn, it led me to Kate Bowler’s website and her Lenten guide:
    Her first Saturday of Lent included a podcast link with Richard Rohr that was a peaceful compliment to the reflection. I’ll be Bowler’s daily reflections throughout Lent and pray you continue to grow in your vocation.

    Giddy up & God Bless,

    p.s. thanks for challenging my lack of Spanish with today’s links 🙂


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