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Sister Aurea Medina on the Good News

Sister Aurea Medina served as a nurse in Guatemala from 1966-1971

Sister Aurea Medina served as a nurse in Guatemala from 1966-1971

May she rest in peace… Sister Aurea Medina Obituary.

Reflection for S. Aurea composed by Sister Michaeleen Muhovich.

Now that I have reached 87 years of age, I know that I am closer to the end of my life journey. There are some admonitions in the Prologue of the Holy Rule of St. Benedict that speak to me loudly:

“Today, if you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts”.

“Run while you have the light of life, that the darkness overtake you not”.

“Therefore, having our loins girt with faith and the performance of good works, let us walk His ways under the guidance of the Gospel, that we may be worthy of seeing Him who has called us to His kingdom”.

“Hence, the Lord also says in the Gospel: ‘He that hears my words and does them shall be likened to a wise man who built his house upon a rock, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock’”.

“While yet there is time, we must do now what will profit us for eternity”.

“As we advance in the religious life and faith, we shall run the way of God’s commandments with expanded hearts and sweetness of love, so that, never departing from his guidance and  persevering in the monastery in his doctrine until death, we may with patience share in the suffering of Christ, and be found worthy to be co-heirs with Him in His kingdom”.

I am grateful that God called me to be a member of this active contemplative Benedictine community and that He gave me the grace to persevere. When I was young, I never thought of my own death, but now I keep death daily before my eyes, also an admonition of St. Benedict. Sister Aurea Medina

"Keep death daily before your eyes."

“Keep death daily before your eyes.”



Benedictine Sisters
Sacred Heart Monastery
1005 W. 8th St.
Yankton, SD 57078



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