Sister Mary Winifred

Come Holy Spirit

The nine days between Ascension and Pentecost are, for many religious communities, a special time for contemplation on the Holy Spirit. Sister Mary Winifred here offers a devotional guide to nine days of structured prayer, meditations, scripture readings, and questions for self-reflection. These devotions may be used at any time, as one senses the need for the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, godliness, and fear of the Lord, as well as love of heavenly things and the conscious indwelling of the Spirit. Those who grow in these gifts may then manifest the "fruits" of the Spirit mentioned in St. Paul's letter to the Galatians: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. A delightful, simple guide that draws on ancient prayers, hymns and traditions. Each meditation is accompanied by an image from nature, drawn by Sister Harriet, CA. Preface by Diogenes Allen.

Selected Works

Short Stories
Stories of some of the cats and kittens who call or who have called Sanctuary House their home.
True stories of the dogs who live at Sanctuary House.
Stories of the cats who live at Sanctuary House.
This is a book of inverse haiku - brief glimpses of the animals who live at Sanctuary House.
Picture Book
A children's alphabet book illustrated with photos of Sanctuary House animals.
Pamphlet of prayers and blessings to use with companion animals, published by Forward Movement Publications, 2014.
A delightful, simple guide that draws on ancient prayers, hymns, and tradition.
". . .a perfect Advent book. . ."
--Madeleine L'Engle