Religious women and men have blessed our days with their wisdom and presence. They have nurtured and cared for us — mind, body, and soul. Today, they share their pearls of wisdom and offer their continued prayers for you.

Our Pearls of Wisdom series contains some wonderful insights from those whose communities have been blessed by the generous support of SOAR! donors and friends.

What I’ve needed most in my life has been God’s gift of humility. When I did not embrace my humanity in its strengths and weaknesses, completely in need of God’s mercy and grace, the door was open to my failing and falling. Through Mary my prayer is for the graces to be the missionary priest I have been called to be.

Father Walter O’Donnell
Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity
Silver Spring, Maryland

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