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A Nun’s Bicycle

Blog Published: May 21, 2009

Summer is here and that means bicycle riding for me. Having grown up with bikes, taken bike day trips with my family, commuted by bike, ridden mountain bike trails and long stretches of open road, I feel very much at home on a bike.

Making Life and Death Pacts with Strangers

Blog Published: April 1, 2015

As I look in my helmet mirror at the traffic coming behind me, feel the WHOOSH of the car driving by so close, and scan the horizon for cars turning off or onto the road, I am acutely aware that my life is in the hands of total strangers.

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NUNDAY with “The Biking Nun”

Blog Published: October 19, 2012

Sister Janice rides her bike into town, five days a week. As Healthcare Coordinator for the Mother of God Monastery, she walks the talk.

In the Groove

Blog Published: June 12, 2008

Sometimes prayer is “easy” when life is going well, I am rested, not anxious, etc. Sometimes it is the opposite.

NunCam and God's Good Creation

Blog Published: August 25, 2010

On today’s bike ride meditation, I took a country road and thought about God’s good creation, and how we are part of that. I meditated on the second account of creation in Genesis (Gen 2: 4-17), where God creates the human from the earth. Then God breathes the breath of life into the human.

A Nun, a Lutheran, and the Perfect Storm

Blog Published: August 5, 2008

Last night Chicago witnessed one of the most spectacular storms — also very dangerous. Here’s my story of the storm.

Catholic Chicago at the Chicago History Museum

Blog Published: March 17, 2008

Saturday was field trip day. I saddled up my trusty mountain bike and prepared to traverse the city of Chicago in search of the Chicago History Museum. I write “search” because I have this terrible habit of being able to picture where something, setting out to get there, and then realizing I’m not sure where exactly it is.

Epiphany on a Singletrack

Blog Published: September 23, 2006

My brother and I loaded up the mountain bikes on the Mini Cooper yesterday and headed out for Waterton Canyon. In the last five to 10 years I have mostly done road bike riding and commuting by bike. So I’m used to the bikes with skinny tires and drop handlebars. And I must say I do like the thrill of flying on a road bike!