I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

By Emma. 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 felt...

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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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I am the Resurrection and the Life

By Emma. It was one year since I left the monastery. I knelt on the stone floor of the retreat center chapel, my Bible opened to the Gospel of John, chapter 11. The story of the raising of Lazarus.  It seemed fitting to spend some time with this moment in Jesus life...

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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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