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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The Ascension of The Lord

Have you ever been at a loss for words? Has an experience ever left you speechless? Or has an emotion run so deep words cannot express its meaning? As much as words communicate, so much more is left within the heart. This is one of the key mysteries of life.   To this mystery add […]

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I Will Not Leave You

At the Last Supper Jesus told his apostles he would be leaving them to return to the Father. In today’s Gospel, he reassures them and us that we will not be alone. The Holy Spirit was sent to the disciples and is with each of us as a special helper and friend until Jesus returns […]

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Home? Father’s House?

What is it in our human nature that persistently wants to turn grace into law, inclusion to exclusion, plenitude into penury? We are the great reductionists! The Gospel this week speaks of consolation for the disciples who are troubled that Jesus, is speaking about leaving them. They are not sure their hearts can bear it […]

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I Am the Good Shepherd

One problem with the many references to sheep in the Bible is that so few of us have any real contact with these animals. The metaphor is simply lost on us. What does it mean to be compared to sheep? The little we’ve heard or read about them—that they’re not particularly bright—does not endear us […]

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