The blessings offered in these pages are an attempt to put some words on that wordless sense of blessing that perhaps all of us come to know when we remain faithful to the journey. I have used these blessings in many settings and have marveled at the ways the Spirit works through them in retreats, workshops, discernment times, and any number of faith-sharing gatherings. ~ from the introduction to Blessing upon Blessing by Maxine Shonk, OP

The books Blessing upon Blessing and Silver Linings contain more than 200 blessings written by Sister Maxine. This webspace is a place for sharing ways the blessings have been used and how they have touched lives.

Benedicere = to say good things