Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy

Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy

It was only 10:30 a.m., but the summer sun had already made walking barefoot across the cement pool deck a bit of a tip-toed hustle.  A row of proud parents, grateful for a gentle breeze as they sat huddled under their umbrellas, chattered amiably with each other. ...
Lord, Open My Lips

Lord, Open My Lips

“Lord, open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) These words ring out in the chapel, breaking the silence of the early morning. It is still dark outside and our community of sisters, albeit still a bit bleary-eyed, has gathered to begin the...
What is Formation?

What is Formation?

When a young woman is considering the possibility of entering Religious Life, one of the greatest fears that her parents confront is that their daughter will lose her most unique and beautiful and precious traits. They may wonder, “Will the Nuns brainwash my daughter?...
How Do I Tell My Parents?

How Do I Tell My Parents?

The urging in your heart won’t be silenced. You know that you must tell them. But as soon as you start thinking about how to go about it, your hands get all sweaty and your heart begins to pound wildly. You pray for help. Surely there has to be some App with helpful...
Mercy on the MOVE

Mercy on the MOVE

Jubilee Year of MercyFor several weeks I have been pondering an unusual little phrase that I came across in Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation ‘The Joy of the Gospel.’ The words just jumped off the page. He writes,“Christian triumph is always a cross, yet a cross...