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)
December 30, 2019 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
Sister Clara Reid, 80, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Dec. 29, 2019, in Louisville in her 60th year of religious life. She was a native of Holy Cross, Ky.
Sister Clara was always on the move, embracing the latest changes in education through 50 years as a teacher and principal. She remembered all her students and loved to travel.
She graduated from Brescia College (now University), Owensboro, Ky., with a bachelor of arts degree in 1971 and from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., with a master of arts degree in 1975.
December 30, 2019 (Catherine's Cafe)
December 29, 2019 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
December 27, 2019 (Ursuline Life)
December 27, 2019 (Messy Jesus Business )
It’s a gray day, one of those types where the clouds hang heavy and seem to block out all sunlight. Inside a cozy lamp-lit room, I am sitting in a circle of ministers training to be spiritual directors and practicing the art of listening. Around the circle, person after person tells a story from their … Continue reading The Goodness of Gray, the Holy Innocents, and the Kairos (Time) of God
December 26, 2019 (A Sister Reflects, Adrian Dominican Sisters)
Once in a while when I go for a walk, I pick up a pinecone that’s dropped off a nearby evergreen tree. Once as I inspected the cone more closely, I discovered what squirrels have known for a long time: the cones hold hidden seeds.
December 25, 2019 (A Nun's Life)
Opening the Christmas Gift
December 25, 2019 (CSJLife | All Things Vocations)
ARTIST God, wrap us in the mystery of the WORD become flesh and dwelling among us. Let us become part of the WEAVING PEACE ON EARTH.
December 24, 2019 (Messy Jesus Business )
How do you pray? Do you pray with hands folded? Do you air out your words on the line? Do you clip them down one by one, and then let them dance in the breeze until they smell fresher, lighter? Do you tell yourself stories of meaning and mystery? Do you let the metaphors dance … Continue reading Poetry: How do words become flesh?
December 23, 2019 (Catherine's Cafe)
December 22, 2019 (Walking in the Holy Presence)
Yesterday we prayed to the Radiant Dawn, Oriens, on the Winter Solstice. The truth of our human life is that we are constantly in-between. And yesterday’s celebration of the winter solstice has never made it feel more true.
December 20, 2019 (Mystics & Prophets)
Women’s voices are important to the project of integral ecology because women are most deeply impacted by ecological degradation. By every metric, women have less access to the good things of the earth: to food, to water, to sanitation, to health care, to education, to security, to property, to rights, to employment, to wealth, and to technology. when resources are limited, when society is unstable, women and children suffer most acutely. Nearly three-quarters of the world’s poor are women, and the poor are often forced to further degrade their environment simply to survive.
December 19, 2019 (Show Me A Sign - Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration)
Celebrating a new year in a world of opportunities ... including religious life.
Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash
May the year ahead be filled with wonder and awe as you discern how God is calling you — inviting you to share your gifts and...
December 19, 2019 (A Sister Reflects, Adrian Dominican Sisters)
Looking back on our lives we notice a series of seemingly disparate events have begun to form patterns.
December 18, 2019 (A Nun's Life)
For years I used to wonder why each Advent we had to get ready again for Jesus’ coming as though He hadn’t already come. How could we “prepare” for the coming of a God who already came to us in Jesus and did His great work among us? Over time, I grew to understand that each year when Advent came again, I was the one who needed a Messiah to enter my life in a new and different way than the year before.
December 18, 2019 (Spirit of Charity)
She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7)
No room for you in the city, Jesus
So many doors were tried and closed to you.
So many places did not warm you with welcome.
There is still a coming.
December 16, 2019 (Spirit of Charity)
Today, we celebrate the 83rd birthday of Pope Francis. This is truly "the day the Lord has made...let us rejoice and be glad in it..."
What will be your gift to him/for him today? Will you...
December 16, 2019 (Ursuline Life)
Today is Reconciliation Monday in the Archdiocese of New York. In keeping with the intent of the day we had Reconciliation for our students, faculty and staff. It was a rather heartwarming day to say the least. During each peri