Reflective Moments November 2019

Every morning I receive in my email a “Word of Gratefulness.” Sometimes it reminds me to be grateful for the simple things that I take for granted. It may be the gift of my five senses that allows me to enjoy the wonderful things that God has given us. Sometimes it may remind me to…

Going Above and Beyond

In March of 2020, it will mark three years of employment for me here at the Mount. During my time here, I have learned that I can do much more than the tasks that are listed in my job description. Working at the Mount, no matter what position, requires you to be a jack-of-all-trades. The…

Reflective Moments October 2019

For me, October seems like such a special month. It opens with the feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, often known as “the Little Flower.” She was also the third woman declared a Doctor of the Church. October 2nd is the feast of the Guardian Angels. In our Catholic tradition we were taught…

Reflective Moments September 2019

Most people get angry once in a while. I surely do. That’s okay. Anger is an emotion. It is what we do with our anger that counts. Do we give into it? Do we rage at others? Or do we channel it into something positive? Anger is energy and can be used for good. In…

Reflective Moments August 2019

Do you like to color? I do. Why? For me it is an excellent spiritual practice that draws me inward to the center of my heart where I meet God. When I feel overwhelmed, anxious or stressed it helps me so much to pick up a coloring book or an art pad and color for…

Reflective Moments July 2019

Do you like crossword puzzles? I love them. I usually work the one from our local newspaper every night. I also play Scrabble each evening. I find words fascinating.Sometimes when I am at prayer with my community a word will jump out at me and I want to remember it when I am playing Scrabble…

June 2019 Saint Angela Reflection

A lovely gray dove has taken up residence on a window ledge outside the dining room in Saint Joseph Villa. It is a real meditation to watch her. First, she sat quietly on her eggs until they hatched. Now, she lovingly feeds her young. It reminds me of Jesus saying, in the gospel of Saint…

The Start to a Busy Summer

It’s been awhile since I have written a blog post. Between our Quilt Club sales, planning my wedding and launching a new website, it’s been super busy!!!! We have some very exciting things going on here at the Mount that I would like to share: –Yes, you read that correctly—we launched a BRAND-NEW WEBSITE! We…