grief

No Time to Say Good-bye

By Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys.

Our family recently said good-bye to my great nephew, Jason, who died unexpectedly at age 32.

What a loss for all of us, especially for Katie and baby Jase,

Lenten Journeys: God Writes Straight with Crooked Lines

By Sister Carolyn Schilling, ASC

When letting go big-time as an adult challenges my faith, I often turn to the Portuguese proverb, “God writes straight with crooked lines.”

Somehow, the words give me comfort and courage. However, I find myself letting out a deep sigh and exclaiming: “Okay, God, there you go again writing straight with crooked lines!”

The year 2014 was one of stark contrasts: I marked my 50th Anniversary as a vowed Adorer of the Blood of Christ, and lost half of my family.

That June, I renewed vows at Mass in the Ruma Chapel,