A Suitable Sign…Getting to Know Saint Therese

A Suitable Sign…Getting to Know Saint Therese

When I was first introduced to Saint Therese as a young adult, I did not like her. She seemed to be enshrined in such a cloud of saccharine sweetness, scattering roses of every shade with each step, that I was positive that she and I would never be friends. I didn’t...
For God, For Others

For God, For Others

Reflection by Sister Maria Goretti, OCD “Sisters, there is nothing in our life that can’t be for others.”These words of Father Patrick Angelucci, SDB, the main celebrant and homilist for First Profession, continually run through my mind as I reflect on the meaning of...
A Sincere Gift of Self

A Sincere Gift of Self

Reflection by Sister Gianna, OCD “Man can only find himself in a sincere gift of self.” This phrase from Gaudium et Spes, a document from the Second Vatican Council, carried me to Carmel, carried me to my profession day on July 16th, 2013. They help me to keep ever in...
Why, Sister, Why?

Why, Sister, Why?

Such a puzzled look I see on people’s faces sometimes. They just don’t get it. I do understand that the vocation of being a Catholic consecrated religious woman with vows is “out-of-the-box” for many people. They have some recollection of The Sound of Music or some...