February 19, 2020 (A Nun's Life)
February 18, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
The way God uses dreams to “nudge” people toward a deeper spirituality became a fascination with Theresa O’Bryan about 10 years ago when she attended a seminar on spiritual direction with dreams. She realized then that dream counseling was something she wanted to provide.
“Dreams are very much a part of scripture,” she said. In the Old Testament, God speaks to the prophet Elijah in dreams, as well as to Joseph and Daniel. In the New Testament, God tells Joseph in a dream not to be afraid to take Mary as his wife.
February 17, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
(Ursuline Sister Jacinta Powers is in her second month of serving in a clinic for refugees on the Mexico-America border who are awaiting asylum hearings. This is her latest update and photo from Matamoros, Mexico.)
A recent Psalm response at Mass stayed in my head all day as I viewed the living space of the refugees:
“How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!” (Psalm 84). Those tents are the dwelling place of God, for from them spills out the people who are the “children of God,” the anawim, the poor ones of God. These are pictures of living cathedrals.
February 17, 2020 (Catherine's Cafe)
February 16, 2020 (Ursuline Life)
February 14, 2020 (Walking in the Holy Presence)
Here are three things currently on my "love list."
1. This photo that Jen, a postulant in our community, took of a snowy tree in our back yard.
February 14, 2020 (Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)
Valentine’s week at Maple Mount means an opportunity to say “thank you” for the tasks the Ursuline Sisters at the Motherhouse do throughout the year that aren’t part of their ministry. The 10th annual Gratitude High Tea was Feb. 13, 2020 in the Motherhouse dining room, featuring a variety of treats made by the food service staff. Here are some pictures from the day.
February 14, 2020 (Spirit of Charity)
Material for this blog post was adapted from similar reflections on prayer by Sister Kara Davis, D.C.: a Lenten video found here and a podcast reflection found here.
February 13, 2020 (A Sister Reflects, Adrian Dominican Sisters)
The week of Valentine’s Day is a good time to zero in on the heart! In response to God’s call for what to do with our lives, we choose what we sense is aligned with our hearts – the core of who we are.
February 12, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
Today we have no school because the wind chill is 20 - 50 below zero and the blowing snow makes for continuous ground blizzards.
February 12, 2020 (Nun With A Side of Pirate)
February 11, 2020 (Kateri Initiative - Sisters of the Divine Savior)
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)