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nunblog · 5d ago

Back in catch-up mode!

I spent the last ten days at our retreat house near Lexington and Concord; it's a place with a lot of history of its own, originally a Colonial-era farm (the original house is still there, a...
nunblog · 3W ago

The "Twin," the "Rock" and the "Tower": Nicknames in the Bible

The Incredulity of St Thomas, by CaravaggioToday's feast of St Thomas the Apostle (first celebrated in Syria circa 250 AD!) brings us the fabulous story of "Doubting Thomas." Not that Thomas...
nunblog · 3W ago

Countdown to Vow Day

On the banks of the Hudson with Sr Julia last week.Things are moving at quite a clip for me lately!Right after I got back from the Theology of the Body program at Franciscan University ("Ste...
nunblog · 2M ago

O-HI-O

A wonderful opportunity came up a few weeks ago, so here I am writing from the Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH (sometimes known in Catholic circles simply as "Steubie"). I'll be ba...
nunblog · 2M ago

Our Lady of Fatima and the 5 Secrets of Peace

  Thoughts may tend toward the apocalyptic on this 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary at Fatima--and with good reason. The Virgin came with an urgent plea. On the one side was...
nunblog · 2M ago

100 Years Ago at Fatima: Looking toward next week's centenary

This Thursday we begin the novena for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's appearances at Fatima. The Blessed Virgin chose three illiterate shepherd children to deliver her message to the wor...
nunblog · 2M ago

Mary, by any other name...

We got an interesting query today after sending out the first installment of "A Minute a Day for the Month of May." A reader wondered if the Daughters of St Paul were really Catholic, since ...
nunblog · 2M ago

Something I've been up to...

April is on it's way out and here in Boston it finally looks like spring! Monday begins the lyrical month of Mary, and this year that brings with it the 100th anniversary of the apparitions ...
nunblog · 3M ago

Earth Day and the Incarnation

On this Saturday in the Octave of Easter, many people are also observing Earth Day. I like to think of this year's confluence as serendipitous. It reminds me that "God so loved the world tha...
nunblog · 3M ago

Book Review: People of the Second Chance: A Guide to Bringing Life-Saving Love to the World

People of the Second Chance: A Guide toBringing Life-Saving Love to the WorldMike FosterEvery once in a while I get a book list with an offer to pick a free book to review. The listing typic...