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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 [...]

Francis of Assisi – a new biography

By | 2014-10-27T23:48:26+00:00 October 27th, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

OK - I have 2 confessions to make: 1.)  It's been a really long time since I've posted either a blog or a book review.  No excuses...just a promise to TRY to be more regular with contributions :)  I wanted to get this review posted for St. Francis' Feast Day on Oct. 4th...Can anyone tell [...]

The Sweet and Fiery Strength of God’s Love

By | 2014-09-19T22:27:45+00:00 September 19th, 2014|Nun News Blog|

I beseech Thee, O Lord, that the fiery and sweet strength of Thy love may absorb my soul from all things that are under heaven, that I may die for love of Thy love as Thou didst deign to die for love of my love." - St. Francis of Assisi If any human heart ever [...]

Fioretti by Andrea Tornielli

By | 2014-09-02T18:19:10+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

God always saves the best for us.  But He asks us to let ourselves be surprised by His love, to accept His surprises." - Pope Francis, July 24, 2013 I know some people who are "One Book People" - they read only one book at a time and read it at a steady rate, say [...]

Enter into the Joy of the Lord

By | 2014-05-14T19:49:50+00:00 May 14th, 2014|Nun News Blog|

Today we had the great joy of welcoming Jennifer to our community.  Having completed a 3 month candidacy earlier this year, she begins Postulancy today.  Enjoy a few pics from the simple entrance ceremony that took place after Mass.  (Click on the pic to view them larger). Postulancy denotes a preliminary period before entering the [...]

The Moon, Delight, and Dr. Pepper

By | 2013-09-19T23:12:50+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Nun News Blog|

During a recent family visit, I had the unique experience of watching my 2 1/2 year old niece drink a Dr. Pepper.  My brother opened it for her and she took the shiny can in her hand and looked like her excitement was going to brim over.  She took a sip with a huge smile [...]

St. Francis of Assisi Novena

By | 2013-09-16T22:29:40+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Nun News Blog|

We are gearing up to begin the Novena to Our Holy Father Francis from Sept. 25th through Oct. 3rd, in preparation for his Feast Day on the 4th.  Please send us your petitions so that we can remember them during the novena.  The intentions that you send to us will be printed and placed in [...]