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Give Drink to the Thirsty

by Sister Martha Torbik In reflecting on our Lenten theme of “Mercy Works!” I was drawn back to a visit I made at the Gettysburg National Military Park a few years ago. My Licensed Battlefield Guide, Ed Guy, was exceptional, sharing interesting and uncommon information. An example: battle casualties were so massive, and supplies, even [...]

Signs of Hope! – Mercy Works!

Signs of Hope!   By Sister Geraldine Ching  Throughout the gospels, we find stories of how Jesus fed people. According to Scripture, Jesus performed miracles and multiplied food from a few fish and some loaves of bread, and fed thousands of people. Wouldn’t that be wonderful if, during this pandemic—a time of quarantine, a time of limited access [...]

Jesus Enters the Desert

Mk 1  By Marianne Ferguson Jesus must have felt the power of the Spirit very strongly to follow it into the desert. He seems to establish a pattern that He follows all his public life. Jesus often goes to a private place to pray before His preaching or healing. Unfortunately, the Palestinian desert is a most foreboding place with [...]

St. Marianne’s Leap of faith

The Bishop of Hawaii said this week that there was a ‘certain craziness” in St. Marianne Cope’s decision to say “yes” to the call to care for patients of Hansen’s disease in Hawaii. Read the entire story here.   

Mark 1: Urgency

By Marianne Ferguson Paul tells us that time is running out, Jesus picks for his disciples men who immediately respond to his call by leaving family and livelihood because the “Kingdom of God” is at hand. Reminds me of a story of three devils who were trying to gain followers. One claimed they should tell [...]

Baptism of Jesus

Mk 1:17-11 By S. Marianne Ferguson After pondering the religious experience of Jesus, one is led to a greater appreciation of our gift of baptism. When we hear the words “This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,” we realize that we too are God’s Beloved daughters and sons. We too, are [...]

Repair Our Democracy

Repair Our Democracy As members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities stand with more than 1300 leaders of Catholic sisters throughout the United States as we make this statement: The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after [...]