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Lessons from a hero, Carrie Fisher

Blog Published: December 28, 2016

Through her writings, I found the true strength of Carrie Fisher, a royalty that far exceeded Princess Leia's own formidable presence.

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AS153 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, in St. Paul, Minn.

Podcast Recorded: March 6, 2014

AS153 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on March 6, 2014, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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AS191 Ask Sister - Advent glowsaries light up Ohio, praying to a distant God, grinch-fearing Grandma

Podcast Recorded: December 7, 2016

A new trend aglow in Ohio--the glowsary. Can prayer make God more distant vs. closer? Grandma worries that grandkids have no Christ in Christmas.

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AS108 Ask Sister – what to do with blessed palms after Palm Sunday, how nuns decide to relocate, mom desires different life, convent vs. plain old house

Podcast Recorded: April 4, 2012

AS108 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 4, 2012. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: what to do with blessed palms after Palm Sunday, how nuns decide to relocate, a mom desires different life, convent vs. plain old house.

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AS193 Ask Sister - kneeling at Mass, girlfriend advice from God, sisters' names, who's the boss

Podcast Recorded: February 8, 2017

Topics:  Non-kneeler feels judged at Mass. God's advice about girlfriend problems. How sisters get their names. Priests, nuns, bosses.

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How in God's Name ... ?

Blog Published: July 15, 2013

It's difficult to read the news when it is so heartbreaking. A quick look at the news feeds of Facebook and Twitter tells me many people, like myself, are still just trying to process news like the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin and the untimely death of Cory Monteith ...

Offer It Up

Blog Published: November 10, 2009

Picture this: you’re going through a difficult time, you’ve got a lot on your mind, you just can’t seem to make sense of stuff. Then someone says it, that dreadful line: “Offer it up.”

How do I keep the faith when times are tough?

Blog Published: August 5, 2015

Somehow when it comes to faith and the struggles of life, we get into some strange ideas about God. When I give retreats I often say that we go around carrying “sad illusions” about who God is.

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