February 7, 2020 (Messy Jesus Business )
During my first visit to a foreign land there was an earthquake, but I was unaware of it until after the fact. I was an exchange student, staying with a host family in Mexico City. Within the first few days that I was there adjusting to everything — change of language, culture, climate, lifestyle and … Continue reading When the ground moves and tradition changes
February 6, 2020 (A Sister Reflects, Adrian Dominican Sisters)
If you happened to be watching the Superbowl last Sunday as I was with friends, you may have had a similar insight to the one that came to me. It was the commitment the 24-year-old Kansas City quarterback made to winning that game for his team.
February 4, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
We all make mistakes. Many of us have a hard time forgiving ourselves for those mistakes. Jesus, however, is quick to forgive us. His love for us will not be influenced by our mistakes. Jesus’ love never changes. We only have to turn to him and ask. Someone said God doesn’t choose the qualified but…
more: Reflective Moments February 2020
February 4, 2020 (Walking in the Holy Presence)
I don't hide the fact that I am a "foodie." I really, really like really, really delicious food. So, my most recent request was to learn to make homemade enchiladas from scratch.
This past weekend, my friend and I made two different salsas, red used to dip the tortillas and green used to top the finished product. She had already made the homemade tortillas before I got there. We mashed up the boiled potatoes as filling.
February 4, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
The first “Friends and Fun at the Mount” on Jan. 29, 2020, was a hit, with 31 women in attendance. The event took place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center. All of the visitors gathered in the dining room and brought their own games, craft projects or books. The Center provided lunch, snacks and door prizes. Janie Walther, who does community relations for the Retreat Center, organized the event. “It was a nice group and they had lots of fun,” she said.
February 3, 2020 (Catherine's Cafe)
February 2, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
I suspect every homilist, like every educator, has times when, in spite of extensive preparation, everything falls apart.
That would be this Sunday.
January 31, 2020 (Collaborative Dominican Novitiate)
January 30, 2020 (A Sister Reflects, Adrian Dominican Sisters)
Jesus is right at the center of the call for our lives. Just as the four newly-invited disciples in the Gospel for this past Sunday were tending their nets and going about their ordinary, daily lives, they found themselves leaving everything behind to follow Jesus’ invitation.
January 29, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
I am sure the winter birds in our area will be happier than our school bus drivers... or our janitors.
January 29, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
Each year during Catholic Schools Week, Ursuline Sister Mary Celine Weidenbenner brings students from Mary Carrico Catholic School in Knottsville, Ky., to square dance and sing for the Ursuline Sisters in Saint Joseph Villa. On Jan. 28, 2020, she brought 67 students, one of the biggest groups ever.
“We dedicate this to the sisters for all you have done for education and Christian formation,” Sister Mary Celine said. She has been an educator for more than 50 years and has been teaching at Mary Carrico since 2007.
January 28, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
Ursuline Sister Jacinta Powers is settling in with her work at Global Response Management, using her nursing skills to serve refugees on the Mexican border. In her first two weeks traveling daily from Brownsville, Texas to Matamoros, Mexico, she is seeing firsthand what life is like for people who are awaiting asylum hearings in the United States. Here are updates on her ministry in her own words.
January 27, 2020 (Walking in the Holy Presence)
When I was novice we spent time studying and reflecting upon each of the three monastic vows: obedience, conversion of life, and stability.
When asked which I thought would pose the greatest struggle for me, I said stability. Not that I thought obedience and conversion would be easy, but given my generation's generalized love of being non-committal and fear of making decisions, it felt like saying "Yes" to one group, one place, and one way of being was an overall daunting idea.
January 27, 2020 (Catherine's Cafe)
January 26, 2020 (Ursuline Life)
January 24, 2020 (At the Corner of Susan & St. Joseph)
If you are here on this little blog you may have just read my column about Love in Action in Haiti on Global Sisters Report.
I’d be ever so grateful if you’d consider donating to my online fundraiser to raise $5,000 to build a safe and simple house for a family in need in Haiti. My family already donated, so now its up to friends and strangers to get us to the goal. (Thanks in advance!)
January 23, 2020 (At the Corner of Susan & St. Joseph)
For my friend Susan, who went home to God far too early in life.
When I showed up in nunland, you became my first friend.
You stayed close during my challenging novitiate, even
though you were 3,000 miles away. Your promise that you’d
read my emails and not tell anyone what I wrote (and perhaps
most importantly, not try to fix anything) may have saved me.
January 23, 2020 (Messy Jesus Business )
Stress warning: Content includes suicidal thoughts. What would you say if a friend with no religious affiliation asked you the simple question: How can I find God? This is the scenario posed to the young and the old, the famous and the not-famous and those of a variety of religious preferences who contribute their voices … Continue reading How can I find God?
January 23, 2020 (A Sister Reflects, Adrian Dominican Sisters)
While we have in the Gospel an image of God’s Spirit appearing as a dove at Jesus’ Baptism, we don’t have that as the only image.
January 22, 2020 (Design Jane, Sister of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart)
It is remarkable to think that we are already one month into 2020. I truly hope your year has started well. My journey this year has started with listening to my grateful lungs. Traveling back home to New Zealand and escaping Sydney's apocalyptic smog for three weeks left my lungs performing internal high fives. While there a friend asked me to describe Sydney air, I paused, glanced off into that magical place where thoughts go to form...