Becoming a Beguine

By Rebecca Pawloski The first time I heard the word Beguine was in undergrad theology at the Lateran University in Rome. I was assisting our venerable professor of Church history with his microphone at the break between lessons. He asked me, “Chi siete?” in Italian...

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I am the Good Shepherd

By Michaela. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. Those are difficult words to pray when life has taken on the characteristics of a desert. There are still moments when...

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I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

By Michaela. I AM THE WAY After leaving I wanted to know where to go, what to pursue… And instead of answers there was stillness - an odd stillness that I didn’t quite know what to do with. Inside I sort of felt a “where to next?” that was only met with silence. It...

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Medical Records and Other Exciting Subjects

By Belva Mulvahil Hello Everyone, This is a public service announcement about medical records. This is especially for anyone entering the convent or returning to lay life but it’s just darn helpful in general. GET YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS KEEP YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS Why do...

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A Garden Unfinished

By Carolyn. Originally published in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, May 28th 2016. Reproduced here with permission from the author. O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy...

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Belonging

By Theresa. We are currently in the midst of a loneliness epidemic in the western world. I've heard about research that has come out recently regarding this subject, but unfortunately, the media aren't reporting on it very much. I'm sure, though, that you feel it...

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The Rejected Bride

By Esther Caswell, reprinted with permission from her blog. Jesus, we need to talk. Like the prophets of old or the Psalmist, I need answers to my complaint. My heart is racked in pain. I need you to answer me. Hope in you becomes my instrument of torture in this...

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Activities for When You’re Home During the Day

By Hettie Howlett. Being home and not knowing what to do during the day can be overwhelming and depressing. But it’s a great opportunity to do things that full-time workers often intend to do but never quite make the time. Here are some suggestions that I have found...

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Wait for It – It Will Surely Come

By Girasol. A few months ago in prayer, I kept hearing the words "wait for it." I sensed that it was part of a longer passage I had heard at some point in life. I figured that it might be somewhere in scripture but I had no idea where. Thanks to modern technology and...

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