It feels like it has been so long since I sat down to write, just to write. I’ve been reflecting a bit on what it means to be a person who is caught up in words every day (this happens when you are a reader and a writer and work at a publishing company) AND a person who has been embraced by Jesus, the WORD of God.
On Friday I had the privilege of being part of a panel discussion at the University of Chicago Divinity School’s Ministry Conference — “Through a Glass Darkly: The Church and Popular Culture in the Media Age”.
I found an interesting article about nuns in the Billings Gazette: ”Unshaken Faith: Fewer become nuns, but sisters see signs of change / Number of religious sisters drops from 180,000 in 1965 to 67,000 in 2006” by Diane Cochran (April 8, 2007).
Dear Media Professionals, Thank you for your recent interest in the lives of women religious. We who are Sisters and Nuns are grateful for the opportunity to share our lifestyle with others and to share the liberating mission of Jesus with all whom we encounter.
I really enjoyed the writer Chris Borrelli’s take on this subject. He did a fine job of highlighting not the novelty of nuns on the Internet but who we are as women religious and that what we do is ministry.
I had an unexpected phone call yesterday from a producer at CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. At first I thought maybe they were looking for Meredith Vieira, but no, it was for me. On Fridays they do a segment called Assignment America where viewers choose the story that they want CBS news coorespondent Steve Hartman to cover.
This morning I woke up at 1:50 a.m. ready to go. I’m not sure why as I am a solid 8 hour sleeper. I tried going back to sleep but no luck. So I laid there and thought about how the young boy Samuel was awakened several times during the night thinking it was the priest Eli.