I attended a roller derby. I was expecting a brawl-type atmosphere, which was erroneous. Today's roller derby skaters do block and push and pull to accomplish each "jam," but it's done with integrity, good sportsmanship, and skill.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - Almost-Sister Jane joins Sister Maxine as they ponder what they'd ask an extraterrestrial about religion, and what popes and a Vatican astronomer have had to say about life on other planets.
LCWR 2017: At the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Holy Cross Sr. Sharlet Wagner was energized by an emerging narrative of oneness — "connections across congregations, connections across the global sisterhood, connections with laypeople."
What if I were a millennial today searching for a way to fulfill my calling, rather than the baby boomer I am, now settled in religious life? In all honesty, I probably wouldn't consider a traditional religious community today that wasn't actively, creatively engaged in renewing itself.
Is there a link between God's truth and what can be done for our world by means of justice? Does that link suggest how we are to preach in today's troubled world? Looking at the details of truth as it relates to justice might be the link.
LCWR 2017: Beyond some annual processes and business sessions, the three days in Orlando hosted profound conversations regarding grief and vulnerability, the presence of love, and communion.
The clash between my vision of gardening (however far-fetched) and my reality forces me to face, not for the first time, an unpleasant truth: I am far too prone to the self-serving workaholism so prized in our culture.
See for Yourself - I've seen 3 a.m. more nights than I care to admit. It reminds me of Psalm 57: "I will wake the dawn." Just think: This means being awake ahead of the sun, just sitting around waiting for the sun to come up.
In the midst of polarization and uncertainty, we, as people of faith, are called to preach truth, and to be truth-tellers.
Nine years ago, a song in Spanish about asking the Lord to call us to service helped to give language to the love song that my heart had somehow already begun singing — but that still terrified me. Now, as a vowed Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, I am in awe about God's faithfulness.
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