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Contemplatives and The World

By |2015-07-09T23:25:56-07:00July 9th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

So embrace the whole world with the arms of your love and in that act at once consider and congratulate the good, contemplate and mourn over the wicked.  In that act look upon the afflicted and oppressed and feel compassion for them." - St. Aelred Wall space in our tiny novitiate classroom is VERY limited.  [...]

God’s Faithfulness

By |2015-06-09T17:23:22-07:00June 9th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

When the bow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature—every mortal being that is on earth." - Genesis 9:16 Obviously these photos are not in chronological order! - Sr. Augusta is not a postulant again!  Rather, I am not just getting around to [...]

Sr. Marie Andre’s Exhortation

By |2015-06-08T18:38:14-07:00June 8th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Sr. Marie Andre's Exhortation at the Clothing Ceremony of Sr. Augusta Mary of Our Lady of Grace on June 6th, 2015 Many people have questions about this life and they often don’t understand what we do or why we do it! The interior apostolate (the contemplative life which we live here as cloistered nuns) CAN [...]

Consecrated Life is Beautiful

By |2015-06-04T18:17:17-07:00June 4th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Once again, we have to ask ourselves: Is Jesus really our first and only love, as we promised he would be when we professed our vows? Only if he is, will we be empowered to love, in truth and mercy, every person who crosses our path. For we will have learned from Jesus the meaning [...]

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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