SSND Untold Story

There has been much time for me to reflect during this Lenten Season and I am sure many of you feel the same way.  Thinking about sharing some thoughts with you, I remembered the story of another difficult period in our SSND history which happened about 75 years ago.  Just a couple of years ago, Sister Judy Best approached me …

What if?

Coronavirus knows no borders, no boundaries; what if? What if God is telling humankind to stop the artificial boundaries imposed on others, whether racial, ethnic, tribal, social, financial, physical, or educational? What if we, as a human race, decided to “return to God with all our hearts,” to return to love of God and neighbor rather than love of money …

Coronavirus

When I see pictures of the corona virus, especially the one which looks like a sphere with bouquets of red carnations breaking out of it, I am amazed that something that looks so beautiful can be so insidious. My other initial reaction is total gratitude for being so healthy when so many of my human family are so sick. The …

Laetare Sunday: “Pent-up Joy”

(as we face the pandemic of 2020) Snowflakes awaken timid spring daffodils Oh, bring them in to adorn our table, To brighten our dreary souls! We need a spark of Easter light More than ever these dark days Of seeking new life on our Lenten journey Trampled by fear of a ravaging illness. May we find you in the unknown …

Pandemic at the Mount

Jesus, you again invite me To pray with you on the mount There is so much fear Of possible deadly coronavirus Again we see how something As infinitesimal as a germ Can keep people apart Something so small can Change life styles of a whole universe As we fear the disease And take drastic steps To avoid contamination And feel …

A Visit from Persona Fear

I hear you knocking at my door, Persona Fear. You live inside my alarm clock and greet me first thing each morning as your familiar ring rouses me from the respite of some restful sleep. You boldly interrupt reflection on the Scripture Readings of the Day. You jump off the pages of the morning newspaper as the thief of yet …