2015

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Missionary of Mercy and Encounter

By | 2015-09-21T23:25:52+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Nun News Blog|

We are celebrating the feast of the apostle and evangelist Saint Matthew.  We are celebrating the story of a conversion.  Matthew himself, in his Gospel, tell us what it was like, this encounter which changed his life.  He shows us an “exchange of glances” capable of changing history. - Pope Francis, Sept 21, 2015 The [...]

Wounds of Christ

By | 2015-09-18T01:46:12+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Today is the beautiful and moving Feast of the Stigmata of St. Francis.  To be so surrendered to Our Crucified Love!  How much we learn from this meeting of Love with love. The perfect day to meditate on Galatians 2:20 "I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live [...]

Staying In Love – 20th Anniversary!

By | 2015-09-08T14:18:44+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, in FALLING IN LOVE in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will [...]

O Lord, I am Your Servant!

By | 2015-09-06T06:50:59+00:00 September 6th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

One of the things that I love to meditate on are the many paradoxes of our Catholic faith, because they are not what they seem to be at first glance, and if you would understand them you must take the time to look more closely. Understanding paradoxes require a disposition like Our Lady who with [...]

Put, Deepen, Nurture, Keep Safe

By | 2015-09-03T21:25:39+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Nun News Blog|

God of might, giver of every good gift, put into our hearts the love of your name, so that, by deepening our sense of reverence, you may nurture in us what is good and, by your watchful care, keep safe what you have nurtured. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns [...]

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

By | 2015-07-14T17:24:32+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Today is the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha..  She is a favorite of many of the Sisters and even has a home in one of our stained glass windows in the Chapel.  Let us ask the "Lily of the Mohawks" to intercede for us.  Like her may we be single-hearted, determined, and fully surrendered to [...]

Contemplatives and the World, Part II

By | 2015-07-13T18:20:01+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Shortly after posting Contemplatives and the World, I came across this excerpt from Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen that presses the point even further.  It makes a perfect Part II to the original blog: When a person is captured by God's love and leaves earthly pursuits behind in order to cling - as far as possible - [...]

Contemplatives and The World

By | 2015-07-09T23:25:56+00:00 July 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.  [...]

The Confessions

By | 2015-06-25T21:51:31+00:00 June 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 [...]