Author: Sister Therese Ann Rich

Teach Us To Pray

In an early church writing called the Didache (The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles; probably second century), we have the first “commandment” about prayer: to pray the Our Father “as the Lord bid us in his gospel . . . pray in this way three times a day” (8:2, 3). The Didache doesn’t say when […]

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Need Of One Thing Only

Attentiveness can be challenging sometimes. As an older sister trying to finish a term paper my little sister kept pestering me to play. Or I am out to dinner with friends are to catch up on news and one keeps answering  her cell phone. The dog keeps barking to be let out while my brother-in-law is […]

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Who Is My Neighbor?

Many countries and US states have Good Samaritan laws. These laws protect from legal prosecution for wrongdoing anyone who helps or tends to someone who is ill or injured. In a litigation-prone society, these laws are a necessary complement to the charity with which many of us naturally respond when we encounter another in distress. […]

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The Kingdom of God Is At Hand

I have a really good spiritual director, who quietly takes in my words, body language, eye movement and then responds appropriately. She reads people and situations quickly and accurately.   Being in a conversation with those who are glancing at their cell phone every other second sends an important message to us: they are not […]

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New AmeriCorp Employees

Not only do we have our new AmeriCorps employee — we have two! Laura Roch, left, and Janie Rosko, right, met with us at the Motherhouse today to learn more about the program’s requirements.They will officially start in September. We’re very sad to see Kristen Osiniak go, but she will  still be with us in […]

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