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Vocation Retreat and Resource

By |2018-05-17T10:48:23-07:00May 16th, 2018|Blog, Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

"Do no be afraid because great courage is required if we are to open the doors to Christ, if we are to let Christ enter into our hearts...Do not be afraid!  If you begin to lose courage, turn to Mary, Seat of Wisdom; with her at your side, you will never be afraid." - [...]

St Therese and Mercy

By |2016-09-30T22:33:48-07:00September 30th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Mercy|

Celebrating the Feast of St. Therese in the Year of Mercy seems very significant to me.  After all, Mercy is mentioned about 75 times in her writings.  Her path to holiness, the Little Way, was cleared and made ready by Mercy.  And, a pivotal moment in her life is when she wrote and made the [...]

2 Peas in a Pod: St. Francis and Pope Francis

By |2018-07-09T10:24:32-07:00January 26th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Mercy|

The message of Jesus is mercy.  For me, and I say this with humility, it is the Lord's strongest message." - Pope Francis In the life of St. Francis of Assisi, we see how the Mercy of God met him in his darkest hours.  Not only meeting him, but redeeming him, transforming him, filling him [...]

The Confessions

By |2015-06-25T21:51:31-07:00June 25th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

Ferg doesn't really like when we have our nose in a book! - He would much rather be the center of attention!! (see bottom left of pic) Very slowly I've been working my way through The Confessions by St. Augustine.  Surprisingly, it's my first full read of this classic.  I've tried to plow [...]

The Legacy of Spiritual Fathers and Mothers

By |2015-03-23T19:15:49-07:00March 23rd, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

The flu has visited our community, inviting some of us to a different sort of Lenten penance than originally planned. I spent the greater part of my own 'forced retreat' with some good friends, just catching up. Yes, St. Therese and Pope St. John XXIII were happy to keep me company, being that germs are [...]

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