First Week of Advent: Our Deep Hunger

God has created each of us with a deep down hunger that always longs for something more, even in moments of joy and love. Join Dan Schutte’s Advent journey and reflect on this hunger, which finds fulfillment in God. This video features the song “Beyond the Moon and Stars,” from Dan Schutte’s collection God With […]

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Water With Blessing Mission Trip 2016

Sister Norma Raupple will lead a group of college women on a mission trip to the U.S./Mexico border December 30, 2016-           January 7, 2017 for Water With Blessings. This is the third year she’s making the mission trip; in December 2013, Sister Norma made the trip with six of our Companions in Mission. Our Youngstown […]

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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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I Believe

The belief is still prevalent today that bad things happen to people because they deserved it; that some people’s lives are blighted by troubles but it is because of their sin, because of their wrong doing. People still say, “I must have done something really bad for this to have happened to me.” “Why is […]

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Thirsting

A thread running through all today’s lessons is the affirmation of God’s loving care to those who respond to him. God’s covenant love continues despite all our human attempts to thwart it, domesticate it, attempt to control it. During our Lenten pilgrimage we reflect on our responsibility for being agents of frustration rather than channels […]

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Second Sunday of Lent

Today’s readings are all about signs and promises, signs requested, signs given, and signs difficult to discern. A sign misunderstood, this time in the Transfiguration. The disciples are already struggling with the mission of Jesus as he tries to unfold it to them; in the previous chapter Jesus tells them they are right to call […]

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First Sunday of Lent

At the beginning of Lent there is the unique opportunity to enter a short season where we might be able to responding in a new way to the world. Many psychologists suggest 6 weeks is the ideal length of time to break a habit and pick up a new one. It is as if God […]

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What Truly Matters?

Worrywart? Fussbudget? [Titles my friends have bestowed upon me !]  Incessantly they talk about what might happen, whether they made the right decision, what to have for supper, how much to exercise! Incessant worriers place themselves at the center of their universe. Everything tends to be about them in one way or another. They serve […]

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