How 2 Sisters Said 'Yes' to God

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

Making the Resurrection Personal by Sister Phyllis McMurray

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