Reflective Moments February 2021

The Prophet Joel, in the first reading for Ash Wednesday, calls us to return to God with our whole heart. Pope Francis asks why must we return to God? He answers that by telling us something is not right in us, in society, in the Church. He calls us to change. The word, Lent, means…

The Final Post

As I am sitting here typing, the saying, “all good things must come to an end” keeps flashing in my mind. Over these past four years, I have had the pleasure and the honor to work for the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. When I first started, I did not know anything about the…

Reflective Moments January 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington Maya Angelou tells us that hate has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet.   The opposite of hate is love. Maya Angelou also tells us love recognizes no barriers. It will leap fences and other obstacles. If you find it in your heart…

Reflective Moments December 2020

“I will give you treasures in the darkness.”  Isaiah 45:3  Many people remark that 2020 has been a “dark time.” This passage from Isaiah causes me to ponder deeply. Have you ever thought about the good things we find in the darkness? Let me name a few.  The world began in darkness. God said, “Let…

Reflective Moments November 2020

Recently I read about Pope Francis addressing a group of prison chaplains. Our Holy Father asked the chaplains to let the prisoners know he prays for them. He also reminded the chaplains that they were a sign of God’s presence to those in need.  As I reflect on those words, I am convinced we all…

Reflective Moments October 2020

Pope Francis tells us that gossip is “a plague worse than Covid.” He goes on to call it a tool of the devil to divide the Church.  Erma Bombeck tells us that some say our national pastime is baseball. She believes it is gossip.   Eleanor Roosevelt says that great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss…

Blessed is an Understatement

Can you believe that the fall season is already upon us?! With everything that has happened this year, it has flown by. I am not sure if that is a good or a bad thing. It has been awhile since I have had the time to write a blog post though! As soon as the…

Reflective Moments September 2020

In his letter to the Galatians, Saint Paul tells us that as we sow so shall we reap. We see a lot of reaping going on right now. Farmers and gardeners are reaping what they sowed earlier. At our meals we are enjoying fresh tomatoes, green beans and squash. Riding along the road, one can…

Reflective Moments August 2020

Recently our country said goodbye to Congressman John Lewis. John Robert Lewis always wanted his voice to be heard. When he was young, he used to preach to the chickens. Perhaps that was because the chickens couldn’t talk back to him like people can. Congressman Lewis suffered many hardships in his life; however, he allowed…

Reflective Moments July 2020

Recently I came across a saying that tells us the poor have much to teach us. As I thought about that I asked myself what the poor can teach us. Dependence is one thing. Most of us like to be independent. I remember when one of my nephews was little and his mother wanted to…