Calligraphy Creations

<Back to Symposium Art By Sister Sandra Weinke These calligraphy creations are the result of both STUDY and PRAYER. As a young sister I wanted to study theology to learn more about GOD, who captivated my heart and mind. I also keep a journal which contains insights from theologians, journalists, and writers, as well as my own insights about the …

Images by Kathleen

<Back to Symposium Art   By Sister Kathleen Donovan   ©2020, SSND

The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

<Back to Symposium Art By Sister M. Edna Cole Before this mystery, I am mute. Yet, Father Karl Rahner reminds me to particularly reflect upon the ways in which these three Persons are distinctly One. It is simply because the mystery of the Incarnation is so central to our understanding of who God is! Assuring us that this tremendous mystery …

A surprise to the human race

Across the globe, we have witnessed so much disruption to the normal flow of life that the impetus behind all motions and all human activity has been subjected to a stand still. Humanity is at a point where almost every person is burdened, tempted by anxiety and fear, by the catastrophe that is ravaging our common humanity. Amid living in …

The power of prayer and forgiveness

“We discern as a congregation which urgent and critical global concerns we are called to address and we dare to respond boldly in unsuspected ways.” (YAS, C 17; GD 36-38) The coronavirus pandemic is a global concern for me at this moment since it is affecting the whole world. Hence, we need healing. The action I have taken is to …

Sharing our love and our hope

COVID-19 has brought with it enormous challenges and opportunities in equal measure. I have to admit that I am always tempted to look at the bright side of life. In the midst of a worried and anxious lot, I have found my optimistic spirit handy. Our very core “connectedness” has been put to the test by this virus. However, we …

Hunger pains

In the news of recent days, I don’t see or hear about the long lines at food pantries. As a nation we have moved on to vaccine trials, who is deemed an essential business and the ever-present finger pointing of blame. But in the first days and weeks of our national shut-down, it was the aerial picture of lines of …

As you were

“As you were.” The familiar greeting from the commander to those under his charge may be an invitation to us as we experience little opportunities of opening, of movement from complete isolation to beginnings of social interaction. These carefully planned increments to provide a more comfortable yet safe bit of interaction invite us to different ways to continue living and enjoying our …

Fractured and Torn

Images often speak to me of deeper realities that are touching my soul. I use SoulCollage© to solidify my thoughts and feelings. SoulCollage is a practice I learned to unpack feelings and intuit what is going on in my spiritual life. It is a process of creating a collage from magazine and newspaper photos. Once the image is created I …

The Silver Web

The world in which we live today is caught in the threads of a silver web, a web spun by fear, anxiety, and the unknown. A web which can only be brushed away by the strong awakening hands of awareness. Our future is inextricably tied to our ministry of now. We are creating our new future today; it is, and …