We find inspiration and God in our ministry, mission, and even the smallest moments in our day. Here we share our stories, prayers, and reflections on everything happening in our lives.
Teaching Brings Opportunities!
Being a teacher in the Catholic school system brings challenges and opportunities every day to guide and empower young, eager learners.
Where in the world of Rome is S. Barb Smith?
Another page of the calendar has been flipped, time has fallen back an hour, and I am afraid that November will be just as busy as October. Our October at the Congregational Novitiate began with COVID testing and in the end there were five who were positive. So, plans and schedules were changed and we waited for the all-clear. Thankfully, after the surge we were able to return to near normal but every cough came with a prayer, “Please, not Covid!”
Archivists’ Focus Group Highlights Common Concerns
On Tuesday, August 16, Brianna Southworth and I, the two archivists for the U.S. region, participated in a small CARA (Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate) focus group to share ideas about the state of archives for religious communities.
These Amazing Days
It is August, the last days of summer. I think of August as a time to refresh and renew, to savor the longer days and sweet evenings. I recently had an opportunity to take time away from my regular routine and do just that.
An Interview with Sister Maureen Farrar, ASC
Sr. Maureen Farrar, ASC, was kind enough to spend some time explaining her history and ministry in New Mexico with the Navajo Nation, where she spent 39 years in service, as it relates to the current news out of Canada.
A Garden of Plenty at Benedictine Living Community
Our first meeting of the Garden Group at Benedictine living showed more reluctance than concrete action. Marian, the only gardener for the nine raised garden beds, was resigning at the age of 96. Our three ASC’s, M. Alan Wurth, Frances Newton, and myself, were eager to start but had many questions about this new opportunity.
Newman University’s 2022 Ablah Awardees are ASC Scholars
At Commencement, Newman University honors one graduating senior woman and one senior man with the highest student honor it bestows —the Ablah Award. The origin of this award was an endowed gift from Fran and Jeri Jabara, university benefactors, to honor the love of education advocated by their parents.
Working with and Meeting the Sisters: A Year of Reflection
I began my journey working for the Adorers in February of 2021. With a few months left of graduate school, this was my first full-time… Read More »Working with and Meeting the Sisters: A Year of Reflection
BLC at the Shrine: OUR NEW HOME
Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine in Belleville, Illinois, is the name of the new Home for 37 of us Adorers. This large complex includes three health facilities, all accessible and connected by walking.
“Working with the Adorers – Perspective from the Communications Office”
“I witnessed the nuns being happy.” That was a thought conveyed to me, and to others around me, in my recent trips to Ruma (IL), Wichita (KS), and Columbia (PA) to visit sisters around the country.
Earth Day Celebration at the Wichita Center
Prairie grasslands, milkweed planting, and Earth Day Morning Prayer gave the Wichita Center community multiple ways of observing this important day and implementing some of the suggestions from Laudato Si’.