By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB After taking a few years to work and live my Catholic parish life, God sent me another message. I was at church with my father and youngest sisters, when Sisters from a habited community filed in. The pastor introduced them, and they seemed very nice. Several years before, I had [...]
Monthly Archive for January, 2012
By Sister Charlotte Sonneville, OSB Is religious life relevant today? I believe it is … and many are searching for such meaning in their lives. Are you? Do you share these 3 values? 1. Living in prayer-filled community, in love, respect, and anticipation of each others’ needs.
By Sister Phyllis McMurray, OSB From the wake service held Jan. 18, 2012 “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.” (Matt. 11:25) This evening we celebrate the life of Sister Joan´ [...]
By Sister Charlotte Sonneville, OSB In a recent article on contemporary religious life, the author asked young Sisters, priests, and brothers what attracted them to religious life. They answered: “The group’s clarity of vision, a common life, ministries that respond to absolute human needs, a common focus, and the fact that the gospel message and [...]
Sister Charlotte Sonneville, OSB, reflects on her younger life as a single woman, and later as a Benedictine Sister in this article. We hope it inspires you! As a child, I attended the Benedictine Sisters’ St. Mary’s School in Moline. I loved to stay after school and help clean the blackboards, sort papers, or run [...]
By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB “And behold a star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star.” (Mt 2:1-12)