Reflective Moments with Angela May 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington May is traditionally a month dedicated to Mary. Mary brought new life to the world when she consented to being the Mother of Jesus. May is also a month when we see a lot of new life in nature. The grass that has often been brown and dead-looking from the winter…

Reflective Moments April 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington In the Gospel for Easter, Mary Magdalene and the other women went to the tomb of Jesus early in the morning to anoint his body since they were unable to do so on Good Friday. On their way they wondered how they would roll away the heavy stone. When they arrived,…

Reflective Moments March 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington Pope Francis has declared this the year of Saint Joseph, recalling the 150th anniversary of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church. March is usually thought of as the month of Saint Joseph. His feast day is March 19. We live here at this place called Mount Saint Joseph, so…

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…