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 © Jan Richards
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)
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?