New Year

The Gift of Another Year

By Sister Barbara Hudock, ASC

“God loves us and is determined to prove it.”

I love this quote. It comes from Elizabeth Johnson’s book, “Quest For the Living God.” I offer it as a gift for this new year.

Yes, we have the gift of another year. What will we do with it?

As we step into the new year, we can first take time to realize that the gifts of time and a God who deeply loves us are ours. Yet, they can so easily be taken for granted.

New Year Resolutions: Living Simply

By Sister Regina Siegfried, ASC

Enough calendar days have turned that those New Year’s resolutions probably have passed along with them by now. What about that decision to simplify and declutter? What does that mean?  Living more simply is the work of the Spirit and of a lifetime.


Most religious women try to live a simple life. However, what is simple for one might not be for another. While a simple lifestyle includes the use of material things, it reaches far more deeply than that. Possessions are necessary for ministry.