Let it Shine!

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The word “Lent” actually literally means Springtime, the perfect season for renewal! Here’s Sister Mary’s mid-week pick-me-up for the “mini-retreat” that will refresh your soul throughout Lent. Here’s a list of all of the weeks’s posts.

By Sister Mary Core, OSB

Such confidence Jesus has in us, as he proclaims:  “You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5: 14-16)

I‘ve been repeating that phrase every day this Holy Week, and on Wednesday, as I was thinking of entering into the Triduum (the 3 days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday), I sensed God saying: Continue Reading

Mid-Week #6: Persevere!

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The word “Lent” actually literally means Springtime, the perfect season for renewal! Here’s Sister Mary’s mid-week pick-me-up for the “mini-retreat” that will refresh your soul throughout Lent. Here’s a list of all of the weeks’s posts.

By Sister Mary Core, OSB

We’ve all heard the old adage: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” It’s that perseverance and determination on the part of the blind Bartimaeus that so endears this man to me. Continue Reading

Week #4: Do Justice! Love Goodness!

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Sister Anne Newcomer, OSB says a Hail Mary for every client she serves at a local food pantry.

The word “Lent” actually literally means Springtime, the perfect season for renewal! Here’s Sister Mary’s Week #4 of the mini-retreat that will refresh your soul throughout Lent. Here’s a list of all of the weeks’ posts.

By Sister Mary Core, OSB

You have been a grain of wheat, you have stilled yourself, you have trusted God’s grace is sufficient for you. Now trust that God loves you enough to to want you to walk hand-in-hand doing justice and goodness.

Here’s why: “You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you. Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) Continue Reading

Week #3: Finding Strength in Weakness

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The word “Lent” actually literally means Springtime, the perfect season for renewal! Here’s Sister Mary’s Week #3 of the mini-retreat that will refresh your soul throughout Lent. Here’s a list of all of the weeks’ posts.

By Sister Mary Core, OSB

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Throughout the past 2 weeks, we’ve been grains of wheat trying to die to self in order to allow new life to happen, and we’ve tried to still our hearts and minds.

Are you wondering if you’re up to this?  Continue Reading