A Light for My Path

Michelle Murray is a cooperator of Opus Dei who lives in Edmonton, Canada. The mother of eight children and eight grandchildren, she works professionally as an artist.

I have found in spiritual direction a light for my path, a sure way to travel through this life.

After reading Saint Faustina's "Diary of a Soul" I had a hunger to receive spiritual direction.

"Harvest" by Michelle Murray

Upon finding out that personal spiritual direction was offered by members of Opus Dei, I knew with certainty it was my path. Over the years it has smoothed every rough spot I've encountered in life and given me peace of soul. I know that Christ is speaking to me personally through these means.

"Quiet under the trellis" by Michelle Murray

In my use of Chiaroscuro in my work as an artist, I learned a lot about the use of light and shade in painting. In a good painting the eye is directed around the canvas by the way the artist paints the light. Likewise, spiritual direction provides light in the darkness we sometimes encounter in life, a sure path: a path to holiness.

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