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3rd Sunday of Advent

Blog Published: December 15, 2018

As we go about doing ordinary “good works” and making our kindness known to everyone, we open ourselves to knowing that God is truly near and in this way we have much cause for rejoicing.

Advent-Reflections-2018

Can you feel called by God even if you don’t believe in God?

Podcast Recorded: March 29, 2018

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener is startled to sense a call from God after watching nun videos. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS205. Hosted by Sister Maxine with guest Sisters Connie Bach and Michele Dvorak.

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The power of small acts of kindness

Podcast Recorded: March 22, 2018

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about the spiritual legacy of Blessed Catherine Kaspar, foundress of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS205. Hosted by Sister Maxine with guest Sisters Connie Bach and Michele Dvorak.

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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!

And then God said, "Pay it forward."

Blog Published: March 8, 2013

Sacred Scripture tells us repeatedly to look out for one another and especially to look out for the needs of the poor and marginalized. We are told to be kind to one another. We are taught the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (Luke 6:31). Is that another way of saying “pay it forward”?

Beginning Lent

Blog Published: February 14, 2013

As we move into the Lenten season, we often take on different practices to help us grow in our relationship with God. The church calls us to three ancient spiritual practices: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The three of course are inter-related but it's helpful to move into this season with an awareness of how we might embrace each one. Here are some thoughts as I reflect on my own Lenten journey ...

Love Kindness

Blog Published: July 23, 2012

There are so many ways to pray, mottos to live by, and guidelines for a happy life. Over the years, I’ve looked to Scripture, saints and holy people, the Catholic faith, God’s good creation, and the tradition of religious life for inspiration and a deepening of my life with God.

Not just blessed, but happy

Blog Published: May 7, 2009

Today’s gospel reading is John 13:16-20. I was struck by the following verse because I don’t think I’d ever read or heard it in the Jerusalem Bible translation.