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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You Have Heard

He would give someone the shirt off his back. She would go the extra mile for anyone. They are off-the-wall generous. We often hear stories of people who give of themselves way beyond expectation, who help another at personal expense, who spend holidays feeding the hungry. We have so many ways of saying and doing […]

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Teacher Of The Law

In 1994, a previously unpublished document from the Dead Sea Scrolls saw the light of day. The Halakhic Scroll (4QMMT) discussed many points of the Law, including the purity of liquid streams, a rather esoteric subject, to say the least. However, this scroll forced many Christian scholars to reassess their view of Palestinian culture in […]

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Salt and Light

The path to leadership is a hard one. True leaders are committed to a goal or a cause. They are also willing to sacrifice time, talent, and treasure for their passion. They gather as many followers by their example as by their ideals. In fact, many measure leaders’ goals and passion by their example. Do […]

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Blessed Are They

My nephew was about to “graduate” from kindergarten. He put on his paper mortarboard and marched with his class to the stage. As he received his “diploma”, Jason shook hands with his teacher. After the ceremony, we each said “Congratulations.” Jason looked at us and asked, “What does that mean?” His mom and dad answered, […]

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