From helping run an orphanage of Spanish-speaking children in Mexico to tending newborns in hospital nurseries, her interactions with strangers often has taken other avenues than verbal communication. Continue Reading
By Sr. Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
I have just started to read Following the Path – The search for a Life of Passion, Purpose and Joy by Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB. The first chapter starts with a discussion on happiness.
Here are 4 things we know about happiness: Continue Reading
By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
“Make Time for Yourself: It’s Your Time” by Abbot Primate Notker Wolf has a lot to teach us about waiting and patience. These may not be your favorite subjects – they sure aren’t mine – but they’re important, so stick with me.
There are 2 kinds of waiting we can experience in life.
There is empty waiting, where there is no hope or anticipation for what is to come. There is no goal. Then there is fulfilled waiting. Continue Reading
Benedictine….Franciscan…Trappistine? Choose the Right Community for You! This unique discernment weekend is for single Catholic women 18-50 years old. It will feature information from Sisters from a range of communities including apostolic, monastic and cloistered. The weekend includes quiet time, presentations, and personal interaction with Sisters.
For many of us, the notion of taking our whole selves – body, mind and soul – to work is ludicrous. We reserve our souls for home and church, and not for the loud, chaotic and profane workplace. Continue Reading
Recently I had the chance to help mentor a group of awesome high school students who are involved as youth animators for the National Catholic Youth Conference. (Youth animators are young people who lead prayer, song, and movement from the NCYC main stage.) Continue Reading