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Juggle Without Struggle

October 31, 2017

By: Anne M. McGlone, Director of Marketing at Malvern Retreat House

Several years ago, a prominent business woman and friend of Malvern Retreat House authored a book entitled, “Juggle Without Struggle.”   Although she passed away in 2011, her insightful writings and talks continue to touch the hearts of people throughout the world, especially here at Malvern Retreat House.

Peggie O’Neill, a native Philadelphian authored communication-training programs for corporations such as Ford Motor Company and Carey International.  Peg connected people to one another bringing the light of Christ in the midst of struggles.

 Within her outreach of Courage of One For Peace, she authored a small pamphlet called, Peace Within:  Five Secrets. Four weeks. Nine Minutes.  These are simple meditations to help readers retreat into their hearts, finding God’s love within.  Is this really possible?  Through simple exercises Peg helps us to juggle the confusing and chaotic events with a calm and peaceful heart.  

PEACE:  Pray and Praise.

E mbrace the moment

A appreciate your gifts

C hoose to forgive

E encourage others

Through the PAL Prayer Process, one enters into praising and thanking God for loving us;  asking God to light our way as we go through the day and listening to His words as we learn to write our thoughts in a journal.

By embracing the moment, appreciating our unique giftedness and choosing to forgive those who have hurt us, it is possible to  enter into the realm of finding peace in the midst of chaos; a lesson all of us would appreciate learning today.  “Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal.”

St. Francis of Assisi once wrote, “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”

One woman created a legacy of spiritual formation, peace and hope, not only at Malvern Retreat House but, also throughout the world.

Today you reminded me of your legacy, Peg. The work will continue…..!


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