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Scripture and Theology

What does it mean to "speak in tongues"?

Podcast Recorded: July 13, 2016

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks how you'd know if you're speaking in tongues. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS187.

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Why does God have so many names?

Blog Published: July 7, 2014

I used to think that God only had one name. God. Sure, there's the whole Holy Spirit and Jesus the Christ thing, but they are included in the Trinity package. God is God, right? Well, over the course of my life, I've discovered -- to my great delight -- that God has many names!

What is Theological Reflection?

January 17, 2013
Theological reflection is a way of doing theology that starts from the experiences of life and leads to searching in faith, for deeper meaning, and for the living God.

Scripture Birthday Blessings

Blog Published: March 18, 2013

Sister Maxine's sister was one of the birthday celebrands and when they were talking, she noted that on her birthday -- 3/16 -- she always remembers the inspiring verse from the Gospel of Saint John 3:16 ... So we wondered, what scripture verse correlates to our birthdays?

Wolves in sheeps’ clothing! Advice from Gospel of Matthew

Blog Published: July 22, 2011

This week’s liturgical readings from Matthew are some of my favorites. The writers of the Gospel admonish us to not be harsh with others, because no one, including ourselves, is perfect. They remind us to treat others the way we’d like to be treated. And in today’s reading, they caution us to beware of “false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep, but underneath are ravenous wolves” (Mt 7:15).

Eating Biblically

Blog Published: August 28, 2012

Some meals are fabulous, some meals are bland — my breakfast this morning was absolutely biblical! In fact, I ate a verse right from the prophets — Ezekiel 4:9.

The Tender Compassion of God

Blog Published: April 23, 2009

From the Canticle of Zechariah prayed during Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours …

AS158 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, California

Podcast Recorded: June 20, 2014

AS158 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on June 18, 2014, in Fremont, California.

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