How Sisters Witness, Belong to, Become Christ

By Sr. Phyllis McMurray, OSB

On the eve of the Feast Day of St. Scholastica, St. Benedict’s sister and our founder, let’s turn to the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians. We hear: “’Whoever boasts, should boast in the Lord.’  For it is not the one who recommends the self who is approved, but the one whom the Lord recommends.”

We did not choose God, God chose us.  What is it that God asks of us?  What was it that St. Scholastica asked of her sisters?  Continue Reading

Blessed are … You!

Jesus tells us, Blessed are the poor in spirit, they who mourn, the meek, those who hunger & thirst for righteousness, the merciful, clean of heart, peacemakers. What does Jesus  have to say about the money maker, the clothes horse, the bar hopper, the party girl, the vacation dreamer? Is there any chance that she will be blessed, any chance at all that there is a “Reward great in heaven” for her? Do we all have to be “persecuted like the prophets before we get to heaven”?

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