Hello, my name is Evelyn Allen. I am the founder of Oasis – Spring of the Holy Spirit, Inc. and I welcome you to our website.
While I was on a 30-day retreat in April 2015, the following questions were asked as part of an Ignatian spiritual exercise.
“Imagine yourself as an instrument of God. What would you be? What would you do?”
Inspired and enlightened, I wrote the following words in my daily journal:
“I would be an oasis! I would be a spirit who dwells anywhere that God would want. I would be whomever He wants me to be, a companion, a counselor, a confidant. Oasis would offer living water and solace for the soul. Oasis would offer forgiveness and healing and would embrace everyone. Oasis would be sanctified by the Giver of Life because it would be a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.”
Those thoughts were my inspiration to found a non-profit organization. Although I have facilitated small group discussions for many years in my parishes, I felt called to do more, to reach out and extend the endeavor. In May 2016, Oasis – Spring of the Holy Spirit, Inc. became a reality.
Now, imagine yourself as an instrument of God. What would you be? What would you do?
Let us inspire you!