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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 [...]

Unity in Diversity

By |2014-12-30T23:11:33-07:00December 30th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

Sr. Marie Andre at Matins on Christmas Eve One of the most beautiful dimensions of Religious Life is community.  And it can also be full of challenges as well! Pope Francis wisely spoke thus (which, no doubt, can be applied to family life, as well): "From experience I know that community life is [...]

In Him Alone is Our Hope

By |2014-12-09T22:41:28-07:00December 9th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

So there are challenging books and then there are CHALLENGING books.  This, my friends, is a CHALLENGING book.  It's only 136 pages long.  But WOWZERS, it really packs a punch.  The book contains the conferences given during a retreat that Pope Francis (then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio) gave to the Bishops of Spain. The title [...]

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