Clay in God’s Hands

By Aimee Dominique. Journaling is a means by which I prefer to pray. I dialogue with God, ask Him questions, listen to His Word and sometimes write down what I’m grateful for at the end of the day. I like to go back and re-read my prayer journals to see how God has...

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Coming ‘Round Full Circle

by JHFamily Twenty-five years ago, I stood at the cloister door of the Poor Clares, knocked, and asked to be admitted to their community.  I was young, confident, and excited to begin my new life that I just knew was going to be permanent.  During the first weeks, I...

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A Positive and Joyful Experience: One Volunteer’s Perspective

by Theresa. You may have noticed a marked improvement in our social media in 2018. That would be because of our wonderful volunteer Cate. Not only did she post our blogs and help link to interesting articles from other sites but she also created beautiful graphic...

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Introducing Career Coaching!

By Ryan Haber. “What do I do next?” You might not know. To make things worse, you might not very good at much that the world is willing to pay for. I felt that way when I left the seminary. I landed a decent job almost by dumb luck but didn’t really know what I was...

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Rejection and the Rosary

By Bernadette Monica. Three years after leaving my former community it seemed like all the pieces in the puzzle of my life were finally coming together. I had found another community and everything appeared to be indicating that this was truly what the Lord had...

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Book Review: One Beautiful Dream

I entered into reading Jennifer Fulwiler’s book One Beautiful Dream with a bit of apprehension. From my perspective as a single woman, most Catholic media are focused on spouse and family and have little that relate to my life experiences. However, I was pleasantly...

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Hurricane

By Windy Day. In 2016, I went for a walk with a colleague when Hurricane Matthew was striking the United States. We couldn’t help but talk about the weather because it was such big news. He shared that he was in Virginia for Hurricane Bertha...

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Plain Without, Shining Within

By Gertrude Heartwood. In Fr. (now Bishop) Robert Barron's video series Catholicism, he points out that Our Lord Jesus did not have any religious status in his society.  He was not a member of the priestly class and was neither a scribe nor a Pharisee. He was a manual...

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Experiencing Holy Envy

By Christina M. Sorrentino, re-printed with permission from her blog https://calledtoloveosb.blogspot.com/ One of the greatest blessings of living in a monastery or convent is being able to live with the Blessed Sacrament. When young women would come on a discernment...

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