Pray Always

In this gospel, every character mentioned is seeking justice. Justice as jurisprudence seeks to uphold the rights of all, to balance out differences, to apply uniformly principles of behavior and treatment. In our nation’s justice system, the widow of the gospel would probably be held in contempt of court for pestering the judge. The judge […]

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Overflowing Gratitude

By Sister Nancy Pawlen “The great use of life is to spend it for something which outlasts it.” — William James(1842-1910), Father of American Psychology  As a young Sister working on my B.S. in Elementary Education (from 1965-1970), I was very much drawn to that quote. Reflecting on its meaning, I thought that its truth connected […]

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Heartfelt Gratitude

By Sister Mary Alyce Koval And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’And he replied: ‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light […]

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Your Faith Has Saved You

In this gospel Jesus tells the one leper who returns to give him thanks for being healed that “your faith has saved you.” What amazing words to speak to a leper, one who is removed from family and community, one who is an outcast! For Jesus, there are no outcasts. Yet only one of the […]

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It’s No Wonder

By Sister Diane Toth When you have parents and grandparents who believe in serving and helping others, you have an opportunity to follow in their footsteps. Add to that a family history of centering around the church community, and the vocation has a fertile field. I am amazed at how I learned of God’s call. […]

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