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Desires of the Heart: Receiving the Gifts of the Father

Sr. Bethany Madonna

Sister Bethany Madonna, vocations director for the Sisters of Life, shares how God not only wants us to know him, but also to give us the desires of our heart and gifts that bring purpose, meaning, and hope. She makes it clear that “receiving is the gift that we give” to the Lord and that he wants to be invited into every aspect of our lives. Speaking from her own life experience, Sister Bethany shows the importance of asking in order to receive all the Lord has in mind for us.


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I was really impacted by how accessible the Lord makes himself to us, if only we will ask. Tim - Fort Meade, MD
We need to hear more like this: ‘God is our Father in a way that none of our fathers can be.’ He said, ‘I will not leave you orphans.’ Donna - College Station, TX
There are two words to describe this uplifting talk: 'joyful' and 'hope-filled'. I loved it. Theresa - Ridge, NY
Such a wonderful talk! We need to hear more like this: "God is our Father in a way that none of our fathers can be." He said "I will not leave you orphans" John 14:18. Donna - College Station, TX
I found sister Madonna very kind her presentation welcoming. She makes God and the church very inviting. her reference to the saints is good as it makes them more human. she herself is very welcoming. I will try to use this in church matt - Mount Joy, PA
I love how gentle Sister's voice and words fell on my heart! Her descriptions helped me to "see" what she was saying. Her humor kept me engaged but wasn't too much. Lisa - Cincinnati, OH
She used humor effectively to disarm her audience. The song about the good father moved me. I was able to see how I need to go to confession for past behaviors. Sharon - North Myrtle Beach, SC