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Thoughts from a Franciscan Sister


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Doubling Up

Have you ever noticed that, at times, a certain scriptural passage or theme seems to keep coming back to you? This happened to me today at vespers. This morning, our Bible study was based off last …

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My First Chapter!

Although I’ve been around our community of Franciscan Sisters for quite a while now, today was my first ever “Chapter of Affairs.”  That is because we only have these pre-election…

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Stored in His Flask

Little did I know, when I sat down to do ‘Reading Hour’ for our residents, that I would need my hankie! I had pulled a book out, at random, from my supply which Sr. Jean Louise had lent…

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Triduum Traditions

These upcoming days of the Paschal Tridium are a very special time.  For me, they are not an easy time, but they are a wondrous time.  They are full of traditions…traditions common to the Chu…

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Prayers requested

Please keep us in your prayers as we travel to our provincial house in Hankinson, ND, for elections for our Councillors and provincial superior. For me, this is an exciting time. I have never exper…

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A Bit of Humble Pie

The beautiful, yet humbling words of Psalm 127 came to mind for me this evening. If the Lord does not build the house, in vain do its builders labor; if the Lord does not watch over the city, in va…

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The Red Juice Incident

When Sister Christina was a postulant and novice, I had the pleasure of being her “on-the job-trainer”! The two of us worked in Housekeeping.  As you may guess through Sr. Christina’s blog, surely …

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Come, Holy Spirit!

We have a handy-dandy “cheat sheet” inside one of the shelving cabinets in the back of our chapel, advising us as to when we start those preparatory novenas which we are to pray prior t…

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