A Reflection on St. Joseph

A Reflection on St. Joseph

By: Marta Timar While the Gospels do not record any words Saint Joseph might have spoken, the eloquent silence nonetheless allows us a glimpse into his character.  Righteous.  Obedient.  Pure.  Humble.  Silent (contemplative). ...
Healing Through the Hands of Our Mothers

Healing Through the Hands of Our Mothers

Lourdes and Luisita are two words which inspire very different thoughts in our minds. Lourdes- we think of Mary, Bernadette, grottos, water, and healing. Luisita; we think of our Mother foundress, Mexico, hospitals, schools, and religious persecution. The two...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | The Day the Light Dawned

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | The Day the Light Dawned

By: Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. I am a Carmelite Sister who teaches 200 high school students daily during five class periods beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending about 2:30 p.m. Each of my classes has 40 students. Each student is a cherished, never-to-be-repeated,...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week: They’s All My Brothers

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week: They’s All My Brothers

By: Sister Marie-Aimee, O.C.D. A few years ago, I was teaching 7th grade in one of our elementary schools. One night at recreation, a sister shared about the time one of her first graders declared to his classmates that Kobe Bryant was his dad. The other children...
Christmas Eve Reflection from Sister Regina Marie

Christmas Eve Reflection from Sister Regina Marie

Just hours before we approach the Crib, God speaks to us a liberating word. God needs my YES – AND — if it is not yet a perfect YES, I am not disqualified. The Archangel Gabriel didn’t get as faith-filled reception from Zechariah as he did from Mary. Zechariah...
Contemplating the Christmas Triptych

Contemplating the Christmas Triptych

“Jesus, Who is born tonight, is born thrice. He is born of the Blessed Virgin, in the stable of Bethlehem; he is born by grace, in the hearts of the shepherds, who are the first fruits of the Christian Church; and He is born from all eternity in the bosom of the...