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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…

AS201 Ask Sister podcast

Podcast Recorded: October 11, 2017

Topics: nunly church leaders, stressed in Heaven, missing Mass, hemmed in by motherhood. Hosted by Sr. Maxine with guest Sr. Carol Inkrott, OSF.

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The Fear of Becoming a Nun

Blog Published: May 2, 2017

Not gonna lie. I was kinda scared when I realized God might be calling be to become a nun!

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Lessons from a hero, Carrie Fisher

Blog Published: December 28, 2016

Through her writings, I found the true strength of Carrie Fisher, a royalty that far exceeded Princess Leia's own formidable presence.

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AS199 Ask Sister - saintly double standards, biblical fatty portions for God, default prayers

Podcast Recorded: August 16, 2017

AS199 Ask Sister podcast recorded live. Topics: saintly double standards, biblical fatty portions for God, default prayers, and more! Hosted by Sister Maxine, with guest Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF.  

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How in God's Name ... ?

Blog Published: July 15, 2013

It's difficult to read the news when it is so heartbreaking. A quick look at the news feeds of Facebook and Twitter tells me many people, like myself, are still just trying to process news like the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin and the untimely death of Cory Monteith ...

How do I keep the faith when times are tough?

Blog Published: August 5, 2015

Somehow when it comes to faith and the struggles of life, we get into some strange ideas about God. When I give retreats I often say that we go around carrying “sad illusions” about who God is.

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Prayers for Our Human Family

Blog Published: November 11, 2013

Today is a tough day as we remember not only all who serve today and served in the past in various conflicts but we also mourn the tragic loss of life and devastation in the Philippines from the typhoon. It is really hard to absorb so much pain, suffering, and grief. But we must tangle with these things because in so much as suffering touches the life of another person, it touches us.