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Blessed Titus Brandsma

Blessed Titus Brandsma

By: Sister Meredith, O.C.D. On this feast day of Blessed Titus Brandsma, Dutch Carmelite priest and martyr of the Holocaust, we would like to highlight God’s steadfast love and fidelity. God gave Blessed Titus the grace and strength to perform heroic acts...

A Reflection by Sr Cecilia Marie

A Reflection by Sr Cecilia Marie

By: Sister Cecilia Marie of St. Therese, O.C.D. “From henceforth you shall be called…”What will it be, Lord? Alright, Lord I’ve surrendered. May Your Will be done! Oh, but Lord I really would like this name!” These are the thoughts that occupied my mind as...

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...

Learning the Lesson Leisure

Learning the Lesson Leisure

As a child, looking out the back window of our mini-van, I could see the fields of corn stretching out along either side of I-29 for miles. This could mean only two things: summer and camping! My sisters and I loved the camping adventures that would occur during the non-winter months of the Midwest. But more than just summer fun, these trips were also formative in many ways. One of the lessons we learned was the lesson of leisure.

O Sweet Heart of Mary, I Love You!

O Sweet Heart of Mary, I Love You!

Sister Isabelle, OCD Does God ever lead you by questions? He does me. In fact, this happened to me just the other day. I had a question in my mind and after bringing it trustingly to the Lord in prayer for several months, He showed me something new. I had...

Stop and Smell the Mystical Rose

Stop and Smell the Mystical Rose

As a freshman in college the last thing on my mind was the total consecration to Mary. A convincing and caring “R.A.”(Resident Adviser) who lived down the hall approached me about this wonderful way to give myself completely to Jesus, through Mary, His mother. I acquiesced because I really couldn’t think of any reason why I should say no. 

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.