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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 [...]

Is everything sad going to come untrue?

By | 2011-09-21T03:27:00+00:00 September 21st, 2011|Nun News Blog|

Tonight at dinner, the Sisters were talking and enjoying each other's company.  We weren't talking about anything of great import.  Nor were we solving the world's problems.  We were just enjoying each other.  And laughing.Sr. Marie Andre was sharing Winston Churchill's famous quote (which sums up her whole being): "Keep calm and carry on."  Sr. [...]