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Sisters celebrate Intercultural new year’s rituals that include sharing prayers, food, memories, and hopes.

Blog Published: January 8, 2020

Sisters celebrate together intercultural new year's rituals through shared prayer, delicious food, fond memories and their hopes for the future.

Sister Barbara Valuckas, SSND

Fresh new snow

Blog Published: January 17, 2018

What does this year hold? Will we be strong enough to meet its challenges? Will it be an uphill climb, or will it be a gentle walk?

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Finding the “New” in the “Already”

Blog Published: December 31, 2012

With the new year on our doorsteps (and already here for our friends in places like Australia), we’ve been reflecting on the usual stuff — taking stock of the last 12 months and envisioning our hopes for 2013.

When New Year’s Resolutions Find Us

Blog Published: December 30, 2011

I am not a big fan of the New Year’s resolution thing, and so I wasn’t planning on blogging about anything resolution-esque.

Welcome, 2008!

Blog Published: January 2, 2008

My first act of 2008 was to drink coffee and watch a movie. No, I didn’t stay up past midnight. I went to bed at 8:30 p.m. and woke up around 7:30 (a nice, deep sleep) and decided to start the new year off by doing something unusual.

Milestones of 2006

Blog Published: December 31, 2006

Today is the last day of the year … yet the church year has only just begun. Having celebrated the season of Advent and now the season of Christmas, I feel as though we are already full swing into the new year. Still, it’s worth reflecting on the year.