By Prioress Sr. Phyllis McMurray, OSB “Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32) The story of Jesus’ appearance on the road to Emmaus is not only relevant to this Easter season but also it is so appropriate to the [...]
Monthly Archive for April, 2009
Sister Veronica Shunick O.S.B., 86, of St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island, died Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Monastery. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Mary Monastery Chapel. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Monastery, where a [...]
Last night at an anniversary party, I fell into a long conversation with another woman about how to respond to a person in our community who disrupts every group she is in. She often interrupts others, voices criticism of almost every other idea expressed, tends to come in late and leave early at meetings, takes initiative in [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Apr 9th, 2009
Read Sr. Catherine’s reflection on Easter.
Read Sr. Catherine’s reflection … it might change the way you look at the Easter Vigil!
For some reason the donkey who carries Jesus into Jerusalem never gets much press on Palm Sunday—or any other time, for that matter. This Psalm Sunday, however, I am recognizing something in the donkey that I’ve not noticed before. It started a couple of weeks ago and has been percolating ever since.