February 11, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
Ursuline Sister Jacinta Powers has now spent a month serving in a clinic for refugees on the Mexico-America border who are awaiting asylum hearings. On Feb. 11, 2020, she wrote about the children making their temporary home in Matamoros, Mexico.
“Throughout the camp one can ALWAYS see children playing. In this picture is a little girl with her ingeniously built wagon carrying her needed items from one place to another. Or one can hear children’s voices at play around the clinic. Children chase each other and once caught they may squeal with laughter.
February 10, 2020 (Walking in the Holy Presence)
Perhaps these thoughts connect with some of my thoughts on stability, which I offered after returning from spending a week at the border last month.
I have been reading Ilia Delio's memoir, Birth of a Dancing Star, and I have been thoroughly enjoying it. Her ability to articulate God as cosmic, divine Love is beautiful and inspiring. Here, she is writing about how this all fits within the lens of religious life:
February 10, 2020 (Catherine's Cafe)
February 9, 2020 (Ursuline Life)
February 9, 2020 (One Heart and One Soul: Stories from our Monastic Home)
Greetings and Happy Feast Day! Tonight, our community will begin to honor the life of St. Scholastica. According to our tradition, Saint Scholastica was the sister (and some would say twin) to Saint Benedict of Nursia. However, all we know about her was shared in one story by Saint Gregory the Great in his Dialogues. The […]
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February 8, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
Sometimes truth takes centuries. In this case, more than 125 years.
February 7, 2020 (Mystics & Prophets)
As a the Sisters of St. Joseph team and council, we have completed our first half-year. Early in our term, one of the sisters advised me, "You’re just freshmen.
February 7, 2020 (CSJLife | All Things Vocations)
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.
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...
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.