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Lent—radical humility

Blog Published: April 8, 2020

Jesus did not remain on the cross nor could the grave contain him. Love concurs all! He rose from death and lives among us. Easter Sunday is not the end of Easter but the beginning of our transformed choices, behaviors and new life in Christ.


The fullness of life

Blog Published: August 28, 2019

My aunt, Sister Anne Marie, often talked about the biblical “hundredfold.” She believed deeply in the truth of Matthew 19: that being a disciple of Jesus brings many challenges and crosses to bear, but the rewards are far greater--“a hundred times more.”

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What does it mean to unite our suffering with Christ’s?

Podcast Recorded: July 3, 2019

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about how Christ helps people in times of suffering. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS222 at aNunsLife.org. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF.

What does it mean to unite our suffering with Christ

What does it mean to stand at the foot of the cross with people who are suffering?

Podcast Recorded: June 9, 2015

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sr. Verónica Fajardo, of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, in Notre Dame, Indiana. Hear the full podcast at AS173 at aNunsLife.org.

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New Liturgical Furnishings = Spiritual Rearrangement!

Blog Published: November 10, 2014

You know how it goes -- you get a new piece of furniture, a new plant or painting and then EVERYTHING in the room has to be rearranged. No matter how seemingly unobtrusive the item may be, it may feel like things just have to shift around and re-balance.

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

Blog Published: September 14, 2012

A Nun’s Life is delighted to be joined today by guest blogger Sister Hildegard Pleva, OSsR, of the Redemptoristine Nuns and the blog Contemplative Horizon.

Public displays of faith

Blog Published: October 14, 2011

I rarely wear the cross in my daily life, and I wondered why.

The Cross: Not just a fashion accessory or architectural

Blog Published: September 21, 2011

I have been thinking a lot about what it means to express our beliefs publicly after Sister Maxine’s post yesterday about billboard morality. Though a billboard is truly an awesome way to declare one’s faith and values, the cross is the “typical” visual way we do this on a day to day basis.