January 10, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
While working at a medical clinic in Memphis, Tenn., 10 years ago, Ursuline Sister Jacinta Powers explained why she enjoyed serving the poor.
“Where God wants you is where passion and need intersect,” she said. “I’m always happy serving the poor.”
Sister Jacinta is taking that opportunity again. On Jan. 10, 2020, she departed for Brownsville, Texas, to spend six months making a daily trek across the Mexican border to serve refugees awaiting asylum hearings.
January 9, 2020 (A Sister Reflects, Adrian Dominican Sisters)
John the Baptist had quite a following of disciples who listened to him preach, watched him baptizing, and noticed the distinctive way he lived.
January 8, 2020 (A Nun's Life)
Sister Barbara Valuckas, a School Sister of Notre Dame based in Connecticut, has a communications background. She taught in schools and via educational television in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. Both before and after serving in province leadership as councilor and provincial leader, she has been ministering as a facilitator and consultant for parishes in the United States and with religious congregations internationally.
January 7, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
The god, Janus, has two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward. As I muse with that it seems an appropriate symbol for a new year. An invitation perhaps.
As I look back at the year just past, are there things I did that enriched me and others? Are there things I wish I had done differently? What are my regrets? What did I learn from them?
January 6, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
On the "rez", teachers are considered to be "first responders" when it comes to youth/teen suicide. I've shared a bit about that before.
January 6, 2020 (Wandering in Wonder)
In honor of the Epiphany, this January 6th I offer a reprisal of a poem from 2016. Follow the light my friends, follow it wherever it leads.
Epiphany on Moreland Street
In the light of the night
unceremoniously discarded by the roadside
conifers cast aside with
season's cheer and a chill in the air
and as I drove past
the only guide, a set of headlights
I wondered- when does room at the inn run out?
what price must be paid for new life?
January 5, 2020 (Walking in the Holy Presence)
I stood at the door of the Emmaus Soup Kitchen the other night alongside one of my sisters. After dinner there, we were both coming home to attend the memory service for our sisters Mary Bernard and Dorothy who died on the same date, twelve hours apart.
We often put out clothing or other items for our guests. That night at the kitchen were many pairs of white socks. My sister told me, “These were Sister Dorothy’s. Our guests like white socks.”
January 5, 2020 (Ursuline Life)
January 4, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
One of the challenges of living in a small community in a small very-rural town.... in winter.... is that it becomes easy to be sort of disconnected or closed off from the rest of the big wide world. Imagine what it would be like without internet access, where at a couple of clicks, I can find out what's happening here, there, and everywhere!
January 4, 2020 (The Painted Prayerbook)
Image: The Wise Ones © Jan Richardson
January 3, 2020 (Wandering in Wonder)
January 3, 2020 (The Painted Prayerbook)
Image: Wise Women Also Came ©
January 3, 2020 (CSJLife | All Things Vocations)
We are at a crossroads in religious life. We hear the stories of aging and withdrawal. I hear them as stories of accomplishment and completion. Well done! Good and faithful servants!
January 2, 2020 (Spirit of Charity)
A young mother died unexpectedly. Her death left her precious toddler scarred emotionally. A year later, the child's younger sister, barely a toddler, also died.
January 2, 2020 (A Sister Reflects, Adrian Dominican Sisters)
With the holidays mostly behind us, family gatherings thin out for now. I’d like to suggest we pay attention to God’s clue in nature at this darker time of year. We can all benefit from slowing down a bit.
January 1, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
1. A kinda cool calendar. Click HERE. (No, I didn't make it.)
2. A reminder:
January 1, 2020 (Ursuline Life)
December 31, 2019 (Ursuline Life)
December 31, 2019 (Walking in the Holy Presence)
My brain and my spirit aren’t really registering that a new decade is upon us, but I am in a celebratory mood nonetheless.
The end of this year (the Winter Solstice, to be exact) brought with it my friend’s 30th birthday. I had tried to get some hints and found out that she wanted a rainbow cake—you know, one of those cakes with six layers, each a different color of the rainbow?!
December 30, 2019 (Ursuline Life)