"... it is exactly like that. God will see to everything, everything...and you have only to leave everything... to His Care."
Janet Erskine Stuart RSCJ (1857-1914)
6th Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart
The above quote is taken from the perpetual spiral-bound calendar "The Life Lived" which celebrates the Centenary of Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ - (click here to order). And. to order your very own Janet Erskine Stuart Centenary Memorabilia - click here.
Today is the day my mother would have celebrated her 96th birthday but she is no longer with us. She died after receiving 25 days of hospice care on August 29th. Known to always wear a couple rosaries around her neck the last few years of her life, my mother was a very prayerful woman. The last two summers she was most interested in hearing of my trips to England and to learn more about Janet Erskine Stuart. So the quote above and especially the notation at the bottom of the calendar is especially meaningful and brings me solace on this day.
"I read and prayed these lines so many times as I went through hospice with my husband that I finally realized: yes, I can leave everything, each detail large and small to His care, not just now, but every day of my life." - Josette D., Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Houston, Texas