3 March 2021

Give Drink to the Thirsty

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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 [...]

24 February 2021

Signs of Hope! – Mercy Works!

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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 [...]

23 February 2021

Jesus Enters the Desert

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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 [...]

17 February 2021

Mercy Works! Ash Wednesday

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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 [...]

12 February 2021

Prayer and Healing

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Mk 1 By S. Marianne Ferguson Jesus left the Synagogue with some of the disciples to begin his day of healing and preaching. Entering Peter’s house, He healed his mother-in-law who immediately rose from her sick bed and waited on them. The celebrant of Notre Dame’s Sunday Mass said that the word to describe her [...]

9 February 2021

National Clean Out Your Computer Day


By Sister Marcella Nachreiner The second Monday in February is National Clean Out Your Computer Day, a day  to take some time to free your computer from all of its clutter and start fresh. Just like in real life, it is very easy to collect useless and unimportant files on your computers and desktops. Review [...]

3 February 2021

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.   

29 January 2021

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 [...]

19 January 2021

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 [...]

14 January 2021

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 [...]