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 [...]

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 [...]

Contemplatives and the World, Part III

By | 2015-07-22T23:25:41+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

"Every time I extend my arms in prayer to God, I feel that at the same time I am holding the entire world in my embrace." - a solitary hermit in Chile "He's got the whole world in His Hands..." I wanted to share the following comment with you from Contemplatives and the [...]

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

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 [...]

Sr. Marie Andre’s Exhortation

By | 2015-06-08T18:38:14+00:00 June 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 [...]

The 7 Penitential Psalms

By | 2015-02-19T22:57:46+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

"From my own experience I can certainly say that these seven psalms, though not all equally, are one of God's greatest gifts in keeping us in touch with a true sorrow for sin and in giving us the words we need to pierce through the haziness of self-justification." - Mother Maureen McCabe Late last year, [...]