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Why I Am Choosing To Discern a Vocation as a Religious Sister

By Sarah Harbaugh, candidate with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

For 10 years I fought the feeling that God was calling me to religious life. God’s call was loud and clear, but I had every excuse to why I wasn’t being called.

I attended Catholic school for 12 years and had the privilege to have two amazing teachers who also happened to be sisters. One sister invited me to consider religious life, but I wasn’t ready to accept the invitation then. I wasn’t even ready to admit to people that the thought had crossed my mind.

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Touchy Topic Tuesday: Clean Windows

by Sr. Regina Siegfried, ASC

Most of the Sisters who have lived with me could probably attest to my compulsive cleaning habits.  I shift into a higher gear during the traditional spring cleaning time.  Flower beds and windows are wonderful areas for a Lenten sprucing up.

Does anybody wash windows anymore? I do. Religiously, every spring.

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There’s something about the lengthening light that calls for a clean window.  Although we often associate Christmas as a festival of lights, Easter and spring are also symbolic of strong sunlight returning to our northern hemisphere.

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Adorers honored for commitment to social justice

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The Adorers of the Blood of Christ-U.S. Region are proud to be part of the success story of the Center for Women in Transition.

Tonight, we will be honored at the Beautiful Transformations Gala 2015 for our financial contribution to this St. Louis nonprofit that was founded nearly 20 years ago to help women in the criminal justice system make a successful transition to life outside of prison or jail.

The group, started by women, for women, provides tools, support and resources to help recently incarcerated women make good choices and achieve their goals.

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Consecrated Life & Planting Seeds

1334539_95110203By Sr. Barbara Hudock, ASC

“Essential to survival, seeds have profound spiritual implications. For centuries, the planting of seed in the earth not only nourished humanity, but also symbolized the mystery of life and the journey of the soul.”

These words are taken from the new book, Sacred Seed: A Collection of Essays.

Nature is always planting seeds. I saw several fly by my head, you know those large puffy ones, just the other day.

I believe that this is what religious life is about today —