May You Be Jesus' Hands and Heart!

Jesus' baptism is one of 3 epiphanies that help us understand who he is. Benedictine Catholic Sister Mary Core shares a little history and inspiration as we close the Christmas season.

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Where are Your Stars Leading You?

Catholic Benedictine Sister Mary Core reflects on what Epiphany means on a personal level.

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Seeing Out the Old Year, Welcoming the New

In the optimistic anticipation of better things to come, we celebrate the New Year AND the Solemnity of Mary on January 1.

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Sisters Collect New Memories in Nauvoo

The Benedictine Sisters - once of Nauvoo and now of Rock Island, IL - returned to their stomping grounds for a visit in 2005. Here's what they found.

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Advent: A Time for Giving Gifts to Ourselves

Don’t let Advent get lost this year in all the bustle and aggravation of acquisition. Use it. Treasure it. Grow from it.

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Vigilant, Combat-Ready, & Discerning (Book Club Part 6)

Sister Mary Core shares her book club's thoughts on Chapter 5 of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Here's the final installment of their discussion!

Read more | Comments (0) | Nov 12, 2018

Signs of Holiness (Book Club Part 5)

Sister Mary Core shares her book club's thoughts on Chapter 4 of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Here's Part 5 of her Benedictine Online Book Club.

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All Saints Day

Sister Mary Core shares her thoughts about the everyday saints we've been blessed to have in our lives.

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A Monastic Celebration of Our Communion of Saints

Sister Mary Core shares our monastic celebrations of Saints and Souls on November 1 and 2.

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Mercy, Compassion (Book Club, Part 4)

Sister Mary Core shares her book club's thoughts on the Final Judgment in Matthew 25 from Chapter 3 of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). Here's Part 4 of her Benedictine Online Book Club.

Read more | Comments (0) | Oct 31, 2018