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The Power of Silence

By | 2017-06-27T17:15:02+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

Sadly it's been awhile since we've posted a Reading Reverie Book Review...not because we aren't reading! - but because the days have been going by so quickly and have left little time for blogging!  But a book has been making it's rounds in the Monastery and it's obvious that it is a MUST SHARE.  The [...]

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 - [...]

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 [...]

Communion with Christ

By | 2015-04-29T03:28:11+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

"What did not lie in my plan lay in God's plan.  And the more often such things happen to me, the more lively becomes in me the conviction of my faith that - from God's point of view - nothing is accidental, that my entire life, even the most minute details, was pre-designed in the [...]

The Legacy of Spiritual Fathers and Mothers

By | 2015-03-23T19:15:49+00:00 March 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 [...]

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, [...]

WRAP Yourself in Scripture

By | 2015-02-03T17:45:28+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

It's is time for another Reading Reverie Book Review!  I can hardly believe that I have not yet reviewed this book, WRAP Yourself in Scripture.  For the last 3 or 4 years, it has been my constant companion. I carry it with me to Eucharistic Adoration each day, as well as having it by my [...]

Unity in Diversity

By | 2014-12-30T23:11:33+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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 [...]

Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

By | 2014-09-18T03:31:37+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

Just like The Father’s Tale, in my first blog book review, Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska could be used to prop open a door, but once again I highly recommend it. Here are some quotes for a sneak peak. “Let that which He has ordained happen to me” “True greatness of the soul is in [...]