Reflective Moments with Angela

By Sister Nancy Liddy Here at the Mount, all of us are very aware when the Ursuline leadership gathers for their regular Wednesday meetings. There is a change in the atmosphere on those days when the Sisters are praying for fruitful decision making. Meetings are fundamental in forming our lives as we come together to…

Reflective Moments with Angela June 2022

(Sister Marietta Wethington wrote the monthly Reflective Moments with Angela for many of the past 15 years or longer. Sister Marietta went to heaven on May 26, 2022, so a new voice will take over in July. This reflection of Sister Marietta’s from June 2020 seemed especially timely as her final words.) The writer of…

Reflective Moments with Angela May 2022

By Sister Marietta Wethington May is such a lovely month. A walk outside helps us to rejoice in nature’s beauty – the flowering bushes, the leafing trees and the green grass sprinkled with purple and white violets. Franciscan Father Richard Rohr calls nature God’s first bible and urges us to sit with the first bible…

Reflective Moments with Angela April 2022

By Sister Marietta Wethington The month of April this year includes Christianity’s greatest feast: Easter. On Easter we celebrate our entrance into the Christian community, our new life in Christ and the liberation of our sins. On that first Easter morning some women from the community went to the grave to anoint the body of…

Reflective Moments with Angela March 2022

By Sister Marietta Wethington My mother, a very wise woman, used to tell me not to make a mountain out of a mole hill. I can do that quite easily. I can exaggerate the smallest thing into something insurmountable. The book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and it’s All Small Stuff contains some practical suggestions…

Reflective Moments with Angela February 2022

By Sister Marietta Wethington During the holidays – long past now – I was watching a special program. In this episode, one character tells another that the hands of God are often found at the end of our own arms. That touched me, and I mused about the hands of God in the person of…

Reflective Moments with Angela January 2022

By Sister Marietta Wethington A short time ago we celebrated the great feast of Christmas. Actually, in our Catholic tradition, it is still Christmas. The season officially ends with the celebration of Epiphany on Jan. 6, the 12th day of Christmas. I once read a striking reflection on Christmas being about giving and forgiving. I…

Reflective Moments with Angela December 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington Do you like Advent? It is my favorite liturgical season. I like its symbols, rituals and rich vocabulary. Advent comes in December, the darkest month of the year. The word advent means coming. What is coming? Who is coming? The light of the world is coming. Jesus is coming. Why is…

Reflective Moments with Angela November 2021

By Sister Marietta Wethington Do you think November is a special month? I do. Let me tell you why. It opens with a day we call All Saints Day – a day we celebrate those who have gone before us who have led holy lives yet have not been canonized – our parents, grandparents, siblings,…

Reflective Moments with Angela October 2021

By Sister Nancy Liddy Many of the visitors to Maple Mount may be familiar with the statue of Saint Angela Merici in our Mount Saint Joseph Chapel. Once housed in the rotunda of the former motherhouse of the Ursulines of Paola, Kan., the statue has graced our chapel for over 10 years. Although I appreciate…