Jesus – a man the children loved, a kind man who healed and freed the lame to walk again and the blind to see, who consoled the sorrowing. He was a quiet man enraged by money changers in his Father’s temple, by their arrogance and grabbing asperity, by the stink of sickened animals. Dare I
Dorothy, your kind and tender relationship with the earth was engendered in you by your father who taught you to love the earth, smell its warm, rich soil and rejoice in what it produced. From your mother, you learned love and generosity for those who have less. We give thanks for Christian parents who model
By Sr. Kay McMullen, SNDdeN Rejoice! Let us walk into this day. Let us put our feet firmly onto this earth. This, now, is our pilgrimage into the holy place and time of God. May peace be mine and yours. May we prosper, rich in hope and compassion and care. To all the earth we
We invite you to join us for this novena as we remember Sr. Dorothy Stang who was murdered on February 12, 2005, in Brazil. Her work continues by faithful and courageous Sisters there and her spirituality is still very much alive and able to guide and challenge us. This novena was written by Sr. Judi Clemens, Sr.
By Sr. Margaret Hoffman, SNDdeN "A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me." – Psalm 51 Stoking our fire. "Renew" is the keyword in the psalmist's entreaty. Lent is time to take stock of our lives. Jesus reminds us "I came to bring fire to the earth and
by Sr. Kay McMullen, SNDdeN My heart is steadfast, my heart is steadfast. I want to sing! I want to make music with clarinet and mandolin, with sitar and bongos and penny whistle. I want to be awake soul-deep, world singing, making a racket to wake the dawn in praise of you. Your steadfast love
By Sr. Kay McMullen, SNDdeN Happy are you who do not go along with the ways of the unprincipled and cruel, with those who care only for money and power, or those who scoff at the possibility of a better world, but find your direction, even delight, in the commands of Holy Wisdom, and are
by Sr. Fatima Borges, SNDdeN, Brazil Oh! Terra fragil e ao mesmo tempo forte Oh! Earth fragile and at the same time strong que rompe as barreiras da ignorancia humana e junto com o silencio do universo you break the barricades of human ignorance and in the deepest silence of the universe
Following is a portion of the homily given by Sr. Kathyrn Keenan, SNDdeN at a Mass for Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur celebrating their jubilees: I would imagine that we can all recall moments in life when we experienced either being merciful or receiving the mercy of another for our own failings. Is this not the holy
by Sr. Kay McMullen, SNDdeN Such a gentle time – We let the leaves fall, all that red and brown and gold scattering on the ground, while the clouds gather us in and we wait for the dry creek bed to be filled with rain. We wait for all things to be made green again.