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Hashtags Break My Heart

Blog Published: July 2, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter #LoveWins I'm reading my Twitter newsfeed and, in the midst of life's ordinary joys and sorrows, there is a litany of stories that are heartwarming and that break my heart.

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AS172 Ask Sister - does being faithful produce a Return on Faith Investment, atheist attracted to religious life, spiritual momentum in Ordinary Time

Podcast Recorded: May 27, 2015

AS172 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 27, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org Ministry. 

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Am I ready?

Blog Published: February 26, 2015

6:23 a.m. The words of Psalm 57 jump out at me: MY HEART IS READY, O GOD, MY HEART IS READY.

Whoa, whoa, WHOA. O God you duped me! I did not mean to utter those words nor do I wish to be held accountable to them!

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Imagination and Snow Creatures

Blog Published: January 12, 2015

I had been doing various tasks around the convent and happened to look out from the dining room. Lo and behold this creature greeted me.

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Revived by Joy - The Joy of the Gospel

Blog Published: September 8, 2014

It is a real challenge to read Pope Francis's The Joy of the Gospel, when you are not feeling particularly joyful. It's Monday morning, and I have a big ole stack of work to do and a long week ahead of me topped off by a trip out of town. Am I joyful? ...

Reflecting on Bluntness - The Joy of the Gospel

Blog Published: August 25, 2014

I decided to take some time to revisit Pope Francis's "joy manifesto" -- the Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium (November 24, 2013). I invite you to join me in reflecting on this document and see what it might say to us this day. I am going to take one idea at a time, as it strikes me while I am reading. Today's idea? Bluntness!

Water's Call to Live Mindfully

Blog Published: August 4, 2014

I admit, I've rocked it out to the power ballad "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" by glam metal band Cinderella. Hey, I was an 80s kid! That's how we rolled. The words of the refrain have been playing in the back of my mind as we faced a major local water problem here in Toledo, Ohio.

AS159 Ask Sister - how to act like a nun, happy wrongdoers and the end times, nuns' swimwear

Podcast Recorded: July 16, 2014

AS159 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on July 16, 2014. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: actress wonders how to act like a nun, happy wrongdoers and the end times, nuns' swimwear, and more!

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