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A Prayer in Times of Violence and Tragedy

Blog Published: April 17, 2007

Let us take a moment of silence and hold in our hearts the Virginia Tech community…

The Tender Compassion of God

Blog Published: April 23, 2009

From the Canticle of Zechariah prayed during Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours …

Compassion

Blog Published: December 2, 2009

Today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 15:29-37) is a powerful story of Jesus healing people one after the other. Scripture tells us that Jesus simply went up a mountain and sat down. That’s all he did.

On this day, and every day

Blog Published: October 11, 2010

Sunday’s gospel reading was the story of the Samaritan who returned to Jesus reminding me of course of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). The story is well known, but the implication for our lives is sometimes forgotten.

The Good You

Blog Published: October 3, 2011

Today’s liturgical readings call us to remember and to live today the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37. We all know the gist of the story. A traveler is violently attacked and left for dead, passersby avoid the person, but then the least likely of them stops and tenderly cares for the person.

Join the Convent, See the World

Blog Published: May 17, 2008

One of the first things I learned when I became attached to my nuns, the IHM Sisters, was that we are a dynamic group. We are always moving — scoping this ministry or prayer opportunity in one place; going by plane, train, automobile, bicycle, or one’s own two feet to attend to the needs of people and God’s creation in another place ...

Epic fail with a side of compassion

Blog Published: May 25, 2012

Recently, I went on a long run. And it was REALLY long. Twenty miles, to be exact, the longest run of my training. It started out great–and then, around mile 13, I had an unfortunate encounter ...

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Go get 'em!

Blog Published: October 27, 2014

Need a Monday morning pick-me-up? Saint Paul rocks it out with an inspiring message to the community of Ephesus ... and to us!