Prayer

June 29, 2017
Sister Vicky Larson, PBVM, a member of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Aberdeen, South Dakota, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. She worked as a nurse in Tyndall, Aberdeen and Sioux Falls (South Dakota)...
June 27, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this post. I recently began working with a woman who was taught by Sister Judith. She expressed to me that Sister Judith had only in the last five years stopped trying to talk her into getting a degree. I smiled and nodded, because that was Sister...
June 08, 2017
There's something about peonies that make the perfect harbinger to summer. I can't resist their impossibly big, round blooms.  This morning I wove some into a crown for my 4-year-old daughter, who pranced around the backyard like a little woodland nymph. We breathed in the fresh June...
June 07, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this post. I had my second meeting with Sister Deb today, and we had a wonderful time talking about how our week went, school, God and life in general. Sister Deb knew by the young age of 14 that she wanted to enter the convent. That's quite a decision...
June 06, 2017
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, was born and raised in Santa Cruz, Calif., a jewel of a town on the northern California coast. The big trauma of her life was moving north to Oakland, Ca.,which turned out to be a great blessing because with the Franciscan Friars as mentors, she found a vocation as a...
May 16, 2017
I went to mass with Sister Catherine and my boyfriend at St. Catherine’s convent at Caldwell University. The convent's chapel is beautiful. There are stained glass windows that allow the light from outside to shine in. The mass was a traditional Catholic mass, which is what I am used to. My...
April 06, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this post. Raising awareness of religious life and inviting people to examine their spirituality can take many forms. Perhaps the most surprising route is the one used by a new religious community called the Little Poor Friars and Poor Nuns of Jesus and...
March 09, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this episode. This episode features the story of Jackie Walter, Director of the Center for Women in Church and Society at Our Lady of the Lake University. In honor of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Jackie and her organization came up with a plan to...
February 09, 2017
This episode features the stories of two events centered around prayer from #NCSW2016. Sister Barbara Sable, SSCMs and Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB talk about prayer services they hosted during the week and how they became conduit to welcoming the surrounding community. This episode also features...
February 06, 2017
Above all, Sister Mary Mark Mahoney loved people. Perhaps that was the life force that kept her going for so long, the heart beat that sustained her until her 106th birthday last month. She loved her fellow Sisters of St. Joseph. She loved the kids she taught for 35 years. She loved the...