That’s What Love Does

By | 2015-03-29T03:42:52+00:00 March 29th, 2015|Nun News Blog|

I have a charmingly mischievous 4-year-old niece who is queen of the unexpected! Recently, after she left my parents’ house, my mom found a band-aid on her crucifix. Right there on Jesus’ upper arm was placed a small band-aid. It was a spontaneous and loving gesture from the pure heart of a child.  Perhaps it [...]

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, [...]

A Fence, Some Shade, and Lots of People

By | 2014-04-09T02:08:54+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Nun News Blog|

For the past few months, there has been much going on in way of site improvements!  The most significant is an enclosure fence around the perimeter of the property.  For years this fence has been the constant refrain of our prayers - and now...it is in place and looks WONDERFUL!  The remaining portion of the [...]

Jesus and Action Verbs

By | 2014-04-02T23:39:01+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Nun News Blog|

       The Lord anointed my eyes: I went, I washed, I saw and I believed in God." (Communion Antiphon from 4th Sunday of Lent) Before I realized the Lord was calling me to the contemplative religious life, I wanted to be an English teacher.  I love WORDS (and punctuation too, for that matter)!  And if [...]

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the Grey Havens

By | 2013-03-01T04:28:02+00:00 March 1st, 2013|Nun News Blog|

So many things could be said as this historic day comes to a close. What I find lingering in my heart, though, are the very last pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. "Go in peace," Gandalf says to Sam, Merry and Pippin as he and Frodo prepare to sail into the West. "I [...]