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By |February 4th, 2019|

Jacopo Guarana (1720 - 1808 ), Three Studies of Hands Clasped in Prayer. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington. As Poor Clares, we are called to pray for the needs of others; this is our vocation and a [...]

Skunked (peaceful coexistence)

By |January 26th, 2019|

" Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis)," by Tom Friedel is licensed by CC BY 3.0 How do you wake up in the morning? You may wake up naturally or use an alarm clock. Perhaps your spouse, child, or pet [...]

Unity: all things new

By |January 21st, 2019|

We are in the midst of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christianity Unity, a cause that is close to my heart. This special week of prayer is sponsored by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of [...]

Treetops: silent, still, safe

By |January 17th, 2019|

Sciurus Carolinensis by Chiswick Chap (CC BY-SA 3.0), from Wikimedia Commons Slowing down isn’t something you usually associate with squirrels, but at this time of the year, many are resting, curled up like balls, tails wrapped tightly around them. [...]


By |January 13th, 2019|

Light by Max Pixel. CC0. Last Friday, the sisters had a day of prayer and fasting in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church. We closed the monastery to visitors, maintained strict silence, and performed no [...]

As with gladness…

By |January 5th, 2019|

Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi, The Adoration of the Magi. National Gallery of Art. Epiphany is one of my favorite feasts and has been since childhood. It’s a feast of movement, of response, a feast that celebrates [...]

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