April 6, 2020 (Catherine's Cafe)
April 5, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
April 5, 2020 (Ursuline Life)
April 4, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
... a couple inches of snow on the ground was NOT gonna deter me from my weekly "go to the fresh air and the woods" time!
April 4, 2020 (A Nun's Life)
April 3, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
In addition to teaching (which we are doing remotely now), I am part of St. Kateri Parish's ministry to the homebound. Normally, I visit with four people at Tekakwitha Living Center, our local skilled nursing facility. One of them is one of Sister Irene's sisters, Teresa, and another is Celine, a friend I have known for over 35 years.
April 3, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
Thomas Merton tells us overwork and constant activity is a violence we modern folk do to ourselves. I recalled this as I was thinking about the Coronavirus and what it is doing to us. I believe it is instilling fear into many of us. Is that what we want it to do? No. Maybe we could look at it as an invitation to prayer, to trust God and believe that God will care for us.
I don’t mean to sound naïve. Should we follow the guidelines we have been given? Absolutely. Instead of overwork and constant activity I believe we should go with Saint Angela to the feet and find our refuge.
April 2, 2020 (A Sister Reflects, Adrian Dominican Sisters)
Today’s reading from Genesis follows God’s earlier call to Abraham to leave his homeland behind and travel to the land God would show him. Abraham listened to God’s call and today more of what God promised Abraham is revealed. Abraham realizes this God is visionary, generous, and prophetic.
April 1, 2020 (A Nun's Life)
The world is full of unique individuals—people with very different personalities, interests, energies, and abilities. I believe that every individual was born with a purpose and particular vocation, yet I’ve not really figured out if we are to find our own vocation or if maybe it’s in search of us.
April 1, 2020 (Collaborative Dominican Novitiate)
Life certainly took some unexpected turns this month. At the CDN we’re grateful to be safe and well, and our thoughts and prayers are often focused on those struggling in any way with or because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also are aware of and grateful for our many blessings.
March 31, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
Today we held our first "virtual staff meeting" with the elementary staff. I was surprised at how powerful it was to see my colleagues smiling faces on our screen.
March 31, 2020 (Design Jane, Sister of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart)
This lent has certainly been a whopper like no other. Through listening i'm hearing that children are frightened, adults are stressed, plans are out the window. It seems that we are trying to wrap our heads around what's happening in the world without loosing the plot completely. Sure, with uncertainty we can understand that fear is driving panic buying behaviour.
March 30, 2020 (Walking in the Holy Presence)
"You have to write this down, Val."
I was talking to a friend on the phone this morning...about...what else...Covid-19.
We were talking about the complexity of upholding one another while the entire global community is in pain. When we speak of community, we often speak of the gift of the strong upholding the weak, the joyful uplifting the sorrowful, the healthy caring for the unhealthy and how that all balances out over time as we each experience our own highs and lows.
March 30, 2020 (Catherine's Cafe)
March 29, 2020 (Ursuline Life)
March 28, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
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March 27, 2020 (At the Corner of Susan & St. Joseph)
I was reading the Urbi et Orbi message that Pope Francis gave today in an empty St. Peter’s square. He reflects on this time of Covid-19 in light of the story of the storm in Mark’s Gospel (4:35-41).
March 27, 2020 (Messy Jesus Business )
I wasn’t sure what it would look like, or how terrible it would be, but deep in my gut I felt something squirming. An awareness. A knowing. An intuition. I had a feeling that bad days were ahead. I am fairly certain that my intuition that we were heading toward a humanitarian crisis … Continue reading The coronavirus, the cross and our vocation
March 27, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
I couldn't help it. HAD to pass this on...
March 26, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
We are all very aware of our first responders and medical personnel being heroes during COVID-19. And, we are all so very grateful.