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2 Peas in a Pod: St. Francis and Pope Francis

By | 2016-01-26T22:37:31+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Mercy|

The message of Jesus is mercy.  For me, and I say this with humility, it is the Lord's strongest message." - Pope Francis In the life of St. Francis of Assisi, we see how the Mercy of God met him in his darkest hours.  Not only meeting him, but redeeming him, transforming him, filling him [...]

Little Drummer Boy and the Parable of the Talents

By | 2015-12-22T18:53:34+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

In the parable of the talents, Jesus warns us not to close ourselves off from coming to know Him through faith, and not to be slothful in using all the things that God is continuing giving us.” - Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer If you’re not familiar with the Parable of the Talents, then before proceeding have [...]

Advent Photo Update

By | 2015-11-30T17:47:05+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year [...]

Pro Orantibus Day

By | 2015-11-21T17:36:10+00:00 November 21st, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Something else that Our Lady’s Presentation makes me think of is perseverance. In the evocative iconography associated with this feast, the Child Mary is shown moving away from her parents as she climbs the steps of the Temple. Mary does not look back and, in a clear reference to the evangelical admonition, she moves forward [...]

“Gimme space!” vs. Making Space

By | 2015-10-31T03:10:42+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

Chiara and Enrico learned in a marvelous way how to make space for grace; and grace cannot wait to show us the marvels of what it can do." Usually when I read a book, I plow through it, all the while writing down tons of quotes and putting sticky notes everywhere!  But this was not [...]

I LOVE THE LITURGICAL YEAR

By | 2015-09-29T17:39:16+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Today, September 29th, begins 10 consecutive days of AWESOME Feast Days - these happen to be some of my favorite 10 days of the entire liturgical year: Sept. 29th - Feast of the Archangels Sept. 30th - Memorial of St. Jerome AND the Anniversary of the death of St. Therese Oct. 1st - Memorial of [...]

St. Francis Novena

By | 2015-09-26T02:31:43+00:00 September 26th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Year of Consecrated Life|

Today begins the Novena to St. Francis of Assisi, the beloved little poor man who is the patron of our beloved Pontiff...Pope Francis!  We got so caught up in soaking in every moment of the Papal Visit - via television - that we didn't get this blog posted sooner!  Yes, all of us here are [...]