Book Review – You Need a Budget

You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham Reviewed by Onie Woolahan. Studies show that the vast majority of people in the Western world do not learn how to handle money when they are growing up. And if your experience was anything like mine, you did not learn about handling...

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The Cloister of Illness

The Cloister of Illness

As I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible, my will submits with good grace, although nature seems greatly distressed, for God has not given me such strength as to bear, without repugnance, the constant struggle against illness while...

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Cotton Balls in the Fruit Bowl

(And other hints from convents, homes and work hovels.) By Rosie Gertie.  Do you need a sure-fire way to keep the fruit flies away? Are you having trouble getting rid of those persistent hiccups? Drats, you spilled raspberry juice on the front of your white blouse!...

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Community Novena Archives!

A huge thank you to those who joined us in the novena during June 2019! We've now archived the prayers and condensed them into one page so that you can come back and pray the novena whenever you wish. This page can be found here.   Hello Everyone! You're invited...

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When Doing Less is More

By Belle. One of my favourite passages in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) recounts an incident between Alice and the Red Queen. The Red Queen starts to run, holding Alice by the hand. The Queen keeps crying...

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Asperges Me: Autism and Religious Life

By Penny. Written for Autism Acceptance Month, April 2019. ‘I am very pleased with Marie; she is a great comfort to me. I only wish my poor Léonie were more like her. I cannot understand her character; the wisest sages would be out of their depth with her. But I hope...

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The Path is Not Always Straight

By Rosemary Kate. Recently, I was invited to attend a Mass of Thanksgiving for Blessed Clelia Merloni, foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  I knew nothing about her, but who doesn’t like attending a special Mass with great pomp and circumstance?...

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Lives of Holiness After Vocational Disappointment

By Rosie-Gertie Whether or not a person who leaves religious life discerned that on her own, it may feel like a disappointment on some level. Here you were, ready to give yourself away in the life of religious vows, and now you are no longer in the community you...

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Greener Grasses

By Sean O'Neill. So heed me now, though all my quondam whimpers rise From darknesses and little deaths You did despise, Or seemed to. Your tremendous volte-face preyed each year Upon my gullibility to bend Your ear And racked this ruined soul with frames of phantom...

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On the Threshold of Something Beautiful

By Cate (re-printed with kind permission from her blog Seeking Sunflowers) . I turned right one street before I needed to—the route that led to my old apartment. Shoot, I thought to myself. I'm already running late, and now I have to drive around the block and lose...

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