By Prioress Sister Phyllis McMurray, OSB Tongues as of fire appeared, which parted and came to rest on each of them. All were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to express themselves in foreign tongues and make bold proclamation as the Spirit prompted them. (Acts 2:3-4) In the Old Testament, fire was often a [...]
Monthly Archive for May, 2012
By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB Imagine hiding in a room with your friends, fearing for your lives. In grief. In desolation. Lost without the man you followed. “Suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house. Then appeared tongues as of fire, which parted and [...]
Want to know what a Catholic Benedictine Sister does … besides pray? Visit Sr. Stefanie’s blog to see. As a preschool teacher, she’s got her hands full, especially as the year winds down. Check it out!!
Benedictine Sister Claudia Scharf, OSB runs the administrative office at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Milan, Ill. Although she loves the people and enjoys the variety of tasks the job presents, it wasn’t too long ago that she found herself wondering whether it was the right ministry for her. “You don’t always get much feedback [...]
Sister Augustine (Arlinda) Rael O.S.B., 77 of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, died Saturday May 5, 2012 at the Monastery. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the Chapel of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Monastery, where a Christian wake service [...]
Posted in discernment on May 2nd, 2012
By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB True vocation joins self and service, as Frederick Buechner asserts when he defines vocation as, “The place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs.”