Mercy Works! Ash Wednesday

This Lent, Give, Don't Give Up Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The tradition is to “give up” something important to us for the 40 days until Easter as a gesture of sacrifice. The coronavirus pandemic caused us to give up so much during 2020 and these early days of 2021, we suggest [...]

Inauguration Prayer

Please join us in a prayer for the new Administration on this Inauguration Day:  Almighty and Sovereign God:   May your Holy Spirit instill in President Joe Biden the values and principles of your kingdom to exercise the sacred trust of administering the nation.    Give President Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris, his administration, and Congress the ability [...]

Advent Waiting

By S. Louise Alff  We wait for justice to dwell at the core of everyone’s heart. We wait for the end of violence in our city streets. We wait for clarity in our doubts and despair.   We wait for the resurrection of those who have died. We wait for the darkness of despair to [...]

The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God

By Sister Emeline Schneider, OSF  The heavens are telling the glory of God with the changing colors and constant formation of the clouds.  It is especially awesome at the approach of a storm to watch the trees bending, but not breaking (my lesson to bend and never to snap when troubles approach.)  The firmament shows the work of His [...]

Pray for the 100,000

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities urge you to join us, along with mayors and those of all faiths in praying for the more than 100,000 souls lost during the coronavirus pandemic. At noon on Monday, June 1, please take a moment to bow your head in prayer for the dead and [...]

“Hallowed Be Thy Name”

By S. Marion Moeser For many years I understood the words in the Our Father, “Hallowed be thy name,” to mean that one should obey the second commandment: “You shall not invoke the name of the LORD, your God, in vain” (Exodus 20:7) — one should neither curse nor swear falsely using the divine name. [...]

6 Actions of the Heart During Lent– Our Journey

Share Spirituality through Works of Mercy Sister Rosemary Bucchi When we hear “Works of Mercy” we think of what we learned during religious instruction — the Corporal and Spiritual Acts (or Works) of Mercy. These are practices which Christians perform and the Catholic Church refers to as both penance and charity. Many of us are [...]

Sister Miriam Joseph Teresi, Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities: Morning grounds: coffee and prayer – Hawaii Catholic Herald

VIRIDITAS: SOUL GREENING Interviewed by Sister Malia Dominica Wong, O.P. Hawaii Catholic Herald I taught school for 24 years, worked in the parish for 26, and ministered in the hospital for 13 years. Working in the parish, my mornings were filled with visiting the elderly; my evenings were busy with RCIA class, working with the [...]