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Summer Vacation FROM God or WITH God?

Blog Published: July 11, 2018

"God can be a slow sip of cool lemonade or the fragrance of a bright garden flower. God can delight in you as you play with friends and family!! And as the Pentecost sequence so sweetly says, 'God's spirit is for us grateful coolness in the heat.'" 

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What can Lent teach us about discernment?

Blog Published: March 14, 2017

Sister Cheryl reflects on Lent as a time of discernment, growth, and tuning into God's call.

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How do I know I am being called?

Blog Published: May 13, 2013

When we ask about whether God is calling us, we've often had some kind of experience where we feel a nudge, a pull, some kind of attraction that doesn't seem wholly of our own making. This experience may also feel like something that is totally absurd and simultaneously totally awesome!

Salve Regina - A Prayer of Sisterhood

Blog Published: December 9, 2015

I did not grow up with the Salve Regina. I'm a Gen Xer and so Latin was not typically part of my Catholic experience. Then the nuns happened.

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A Day in the Life of a Catholic Sister: 3 Common Elements

Blog Published: May 27, 2014

What's a day in the life of a Catholic sister or nun? This is a tough question to answer because Catholic sisters and nuns have such a variety of lifestyles, ministries, and callings! Each community has its own distinctive personality and flavor. No two communities -- indeed no two nuns -- are the same!

A nun in chaos! Order please!

Blog Published: May 9, 2011

I am on a mission to be more organized! It’s not that I’m particularly disorganized, just not organized in the right ways!

Police deliver message to nun: “Don’t worry, be happy.”

Blog Published: May 18, 2011

At 2:30 a.m., I awoke to police lights blinking at my window. Two police cars with their red emergency lights flashing were parked across the street. There were no sirens, and no cars pulled over.

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What does God's voice sound like?

Blog Published: June 29, 2016

When we spend time with God regularly we begin to become attuned to God’s voice, and slowly over time we learn the nuance of that voice.

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