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Just Getting By

Just Getting By

I sense my brother at times asking me: “Are you soaring high or just getting by?” As the new academic year opens and schools, teachers, and families throughout the country begin anew, let’s take a moment to review our goals and deepest aspirations in the light of God’s dreams for us.

Everything is Grace

Everything is Grace

Since I have begun preparations for entrance, the phrase that holds almost constantly in my mind is from our dear Saint Therese: “everything is grace”. I never would have argued with her before, though lately it has penetrated into my heart in a new way where it is not only accepted but more actively understood.

A Reflection by Sr Luisa Grace

A Reflection by Sr Luisa Grace

By: Sister Luisa Grace of the Most Blessed Sacrament, O.C.D. When I reflect on receiving our religious name, I cannot help but think about who named me. The name reflects a cry from the very heart of the Heavenly Father, filled with His Spirit, to lead me...

He Grants our Deepest Desires

He Grants our Deepest Desires

Reflection by Sister Meredith of Christ Crucified, O.C.D. Praised be Jesus Christ! By God’s grace, I will soon be professing my final vows to our Lord Jesus Christ, binding myself to be poor, chaste, and obedient forever. I couldn’t ask for anything more!...

Our Lady of Sorrows is Our Lady of Hope

Our Lady of Sorrows is Our Lady of Hope

A mother’s heart knows the meaning of suffering, especially when she is faced with the suffering of her child. Yet, our Lady of Sorrows shows us that the darkest moments in our lives can become great moments of hope in God’s goodness. Mary’s faith in God’s graciousness transformed her sorrow into hope. Her motherly heart answers our suffering with love.

Look on the Star, Look to Mary

Look on the Star, Look to Mary

Have you ever experienced inner turmoil and not known who to turn to for help? Look to the Star, look to Mary, our gracious Mother. She knows how to calm the storms of our minds and hearts by bringing them to her Son.

The Sacred Triduum

The Sacred Triduum

The holy days of the Triduum, Meaning of the Triduum, Christ’s Paschal Mystery, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday