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Thoughts from a Franciscan Sister


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I just got back from several days with my family in West St. Paul.  It was such a blessing to be 'home' again after some very challenging months, to see old, familiar faces and places.

I was especially blessed to see and visit with my "little sister" again since it's been about two years since we've been together...


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Making Good on a Childhood Lesson

But rather, love your enemies and do good to them,
and lend expecting nothing back;
then your reward will be great
and you will be children of the Most High,
for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
Be merciful, just as also your Father is merciful.
“Stop judging and you will not be judged.
Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6)
Today’s gospel was a reminder to me of a lesson that I learned as a child and which is still just as valid today: we need to forgive. 
When I was in grade school...

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Crossing the River

Monday and Tuesday, Sister Elaine and I “crossed the river” to attend Mass at Sacred Heart Church in East Grand Forks since most of the priests of the Fargo Diocese are gone for their workshop/gathering. As we were driving home Tuesday morning, we started talking about bridges. I noted that there is an interesting...

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