How to Practice Resurrection Every Day

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There’s lots of talk about resurrection this time of year, from the good news of the Easter story to what we witness outdoors in every new flower.

But what does it really mean to us, in a practical way?

The Catholic Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery collaborated on this 10-part answer to the question of How to Practice Resurrection Every Day. We will publish it in installments over the next couple of weeks!

Part 1: Rising Up, Again and Again

Part 2: We fall down, we get up

Part 3: Accept Your Cross

Part 4: Get down off your cross!

Part 5: Roll your stone out of the way

Part 6: Recognize the Risen One

Part 7: Practice, practice, practice

Part 8: Resurrection: Path to freedom

Part 9: Heaven is closer than we think

Part 10: Resurrected life is now

Eating Cookies, Drinking Coffee with “The Stranger”: 12 Years of Women’s Dialogue

receiving award for web and fbSister Catherine Cleary and her collaborators – Lisa Killinger (Muslim, above center) and Linda Golden (Jewish, above left)) – recently received a Human Rights Award sponsored by Church Women United for their work with the annual Muslim-Christian-Jewish Women’s Dialogue. Sr. Catherine’s remarks from the event follow:

I am filled with gratitude and surprise for this honor.

Our Muslim, Jewish and Christian gatherings have been such a gift and joy to me for the last 12 years that it never occurred to me that anyone would recognize them as worthy of an honor. Continue Reading

5th Sunday: Roll the stone away and untie yourself!

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By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB

John 11 tells the story of Lazarus. It offers a deeper look into the ministry, heart and prayer of Jesus.

Lazarus’ sisters, Mary and Martha, first send word that Jesus’s friend, Lazarus, is ill. This, Jesus ignores, telling his disciples, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”

He waits until Lazarus dies to go.  Continue Reading