Lord, You Make All Things New and Fill Them With Life!

Lord, You Make All Things New and Fill Them With Life!

  (John 20:1-20) Easter time brings us yet another opportunity to celebrate the beauty of that saving action of Christ for us in His Resurrection from the dead.  Following Jesus’ horrific experience on Calvary, we behold once again the beautifully...
Pray Always?

Pray Always?

By: Sister Mary Louise, O.C.D.”Seriously? Pray always?”That is not an uncommon reaction to St. Paul’s admonition to pray always without ceasing. Does he know what we’re up against, the demands on our time and energy, the pace of our modern world, not to...
Resurrection Moments

Resurrection Moments

By: Sister ImmaculataMy grandmother, whom I affectionately called ‘Meme’ was filled with love. I grew especially close to her since for the last twenty years of her life she suffered from near-blindness. I helped her with her mail, her bookkeeping, and...
Crossing the Threshold of Holy Week…

Crossing the Threshold of Holy Week…

It caught me by surprise that the Carmelite Sisters keep a complete and prayerful silence during the Holy Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, not speaking until the conclusion of the evening Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday. I remember when I...