Blue Hole Wisdom: My Journey with the Sisters

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Bridget McDermott Flood

In this memoir of connection and common humanity, Bridget McDermott Flood reflects on the wisdom, wit and the indomitable spirits that have shape the philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. In a series of reflections, remarkable women come to life, illustrating the presence of the divine in the ordinary and extraordinary missions each Sister has undertaken. Their stories form the heart of Blue Hole Wisdom.

Each story centers on a theme that applies to a reader’s daily life and spiritual growth. These stories create spaces for creativity to flourish and foster healing, just as communing with nature among the live oaks and cypress trees that surround the book’s namesake freshwater spring can also minister to the spirit.

Bridget Flood writes of her personal experience with the Incarnate Word Sisters from San Antonio. Her engaging style and reflective approach gives the reader a window into the commitment of Catholic Sisters for justice in our time. It is a faith-filled read that brings joy and self-reflection. What a gift for these chaotic times.

Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director, NETWORK

Anyone seeking to enliven their own faith journey will surely be moved by these beautifully crafted profiles: women choosing to accompany their sisters and brothers on the margins, animated by a deep spirituality of finding God’s presence and joy in all things and every encounter.

Elizabeth Donnelly, Catholic Women Preach

A philanthropist, potter and beekeeper, Bridget McDermott Flood has spent more than 20 years walking with and learning from the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word as executives director of the Incarnate Word Foundation. Bridget lives in South St. Louis with her husband, Michael.

Blue Hole Wisdom: My Journey with the Sisters

Bridget McDermott Flood

ISBN: 978-1-7355170-0-1, pp. 241

Incarnate Word Foundation Press, 2021


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