As you can read from the recent blogs by my Sisters, it has been a tough couple of weeks for our community. Sisters Bea and Maureen will be missed so much. Sr. Maureen often would say ‘yes’ to my request to talk to women visiting for a weekend. She was a real vocation story that is relevant to young adults today. After she graduated from college, she taught for 5 years, and then considered religious life and joined us Benedictines. She wanted life experience in the world and in the culture to really be sure God was calling her to religious life. Continue Reading
For Sr. Maureen Coughlin, OSB 1917-2010
Sr. Maureen, my beloved,
you are prayerful,
gentle. Continue Reading
By Msgr. Frank Henricksen
I find it next to impossible to offer you my sympathy for Sr. Bea. Our prayers for her were for a miracle or a happy death. We can only be grateful that our loving God has decided for the latter. Now we ask Sr. Bea to pray for us, that her lesson of life may be lived by us. Continue Reading
When asked to participate in an interview about a car accident that nearly took her life 70 years ago, Sr. Beatrice Flahaven agreed, but under one condition. She didn’t want to be made to look like she was complaining. Continue Reading
Over sixty one years ago
you listened to God’s call
and you responded.
You became a God-seeker. Continue Reading
The conversation between Jesus and Peter in John 21:15-19 (next Sunday’s Gospel) is, I think, like the call we all receive to follow Jesus. When Jesus calls the first time, we may be confused, puzzled, amazed, questioning, or unbelieving. But something in the depths of our being is touched, and it won’t go away. Continue Reading
God appears in so many unexpected ways. Take Jesus, for instance. He was one unexpected appearance! God became like us to Love us even more. When Jesus arose from the dead and appeared to the disciples, they certainly didn’t expect it. Continue Reading
first sign of dawn.
The faithful women are
greeted with a question.
Why look among the dead
For someone living? Continue Reading
It was the day of preparation, and the Sabbath was about to begin. The women who had come from Galilee with him followed behind, and when they had seen the tomb and the way in which his body was laid in it, they returned and prepared spices and perfumed oils. Then they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandments. Luke 24:54-55
These words read at the end of the Passion according to Luke, led me to wonder what went through the minds of those women who stayed with Jesus through his passion and death. These faithful grieving women, anxious to anoint Jesus after he was taken down from the cross, remained true to their custom and waited until after the Sabbath to go back to the tomb. Continue Reading
Jesus’ lifeless body
taken down from the cross.
Mary lovingly receives her Son. Continue Reading