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Pepto-Bismol Pink

Close to nine o’clock last evening, I was tying up loose ends over here at St. Anne’s, putting away my costume, checking things in chapel, and doing whatever else I had to do after a…

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Prayer for Life

Since the legalization of abortion 45 years ago, the pro-life cause has always been important to our Franciscan community.  Our Sisters have been dedicated to praying in front of the abortion clini…

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Never Too Old to Learn!

I can still remember my mom quoting her father as saying: “The day you stop learning is the day you die.”  Actually, I don’t think you even stop then. The truth of these words hit…

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Third One’s the Charm?

Recently, we received one and then another obituary for our Sisters from Germany.  We had not begun our week of prayers for the first one before receiving notice that a second Sister had died.  By …

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Transformations

Lent is almost upon us!  It is a time of conversion, a time of sacrifice, a time for growth.  Might we even say: a time for transformation? As a sacristan, the days leading up to Lent are a time of…

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Veni Sancte Spiritus

I know it’s not a particularly Lenten prayer, but I have been trying to say the Veni Sancte Spiritus every day in preparation for our community’s upcoming “chapters.” In cas…

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“One Day at a Time”

This afternoon, I headed out of chapel.  I had finished up the prayer time missed by my inability to get out of bed promptly earlier this morning.  (Winter fatigue had gotten the better of me, I gu…

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Recreation?!

Last evening, after a day of receptionist duties and baking, it might have been nice to just “go home, sit down, and look pretty” (as Sr. Elaine sometimes says). However, this was not t…

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Smooth

I just returned from a weekend away, attending the winter retreat for my home parish’s youth group before spending a day or two with my folks. It was a wonderful time and I am so grateful for…

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Miles to Go!

This afternoon, I did not start my aide work around 4:30 as I usually do; I was detained by an important meeting until past our normal suppertime. After a quick meal and KP duty, we hustled off to …

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