A Dozen Thank You’s

A Dozen Thank You’s

By: Sister Ines, OCD I can still hear it – the sound of the old car horn and the commotion in the house as my sisters and I scrambled toward the door trying to make it to the car before it drove off without us. It was the same ritual, or shall I say “ordeal,” every...
Gratitude Starts with Humility

Gratitude Starts with Humility

By: Sr Antonia Teresa, OCD Gratitude is a beautiful quality.  It draws our attention to the purpose of our existence — God himself. Gratitude is the state of being really thankful for all that God has given us and having a real willingness to return the kindness...
Simple Habits that Cultivate Gratitude in Your Daily Life

Simple Habits that Cultivate Gratitude in Your Daily Life

By: Sr Mara, OCD Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.” Father Solanus Casey, the Franciscan Priest who will be beatified on November 17, 2017, gets to the heart of what distinguishes humanity from the rest of creation. As human beings, made in...
A Time to Remember

A Time to Remember

By: Sr Timothy Marie, OCD Caught up in the frenzied pace of 21st century living, we find ourselves walking or running, jogging or riding, and sometimes slipping and sliding along the path of our allotted lifetime. Some good days and some not-so-good days, living our...
All Saints Day

All Saints Day

By: Sr Mariella, OCD All Saints Day. In the Catholic Church we celebrate this day with great solemnity because we want to honor all the saints, whether canonized or not, as all who go to heaven are saints. Being canonized is official recognition by the Church that a...
St Jude and Elderly Care

St Jude and Elderly Care

By: Joanna Mason Looking at a statue of St. Jude, you may have noticed that he often sports some sort of bump on the top of his head. You’ve probable made or at least heard others make various interpretations of this bump, such as, “bad hair day?”, “does he have a...