Fr. Andy McAlpin OP
Oct21

Fr. Andy McAlpin OP

Today, I am very excited to have a Dominican friend with us. We have talked in previous posts about St. Dominic, the Rosary, and the aspects of the Dominican order. Today we have our first Dominican priest, Fr. Andy McAlpin, with us. I am just thrilled to have you here, Father.  We met years ago, and that friendship has remained because as soon as I saw Fr. Andy I knew he was the real deal. I knew he was cut out to be a Dominican...

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Vocations Story  With Sr. Albert Marie
Oct14

Vocations Story With Sr. Albert Marie

Today is very special as we have one of our beautiful sisters with me, Sr. Albert Marie. Sister is one of our Canadian Sisters. She came to us from way up there someplace. Now, Sister, could you please explain a little bit about your background and your family and how your vocation was nourished growing up? For the Video Presentation of this article click here: Sr. Albert Marie: I have to say it’s kind of funny. My American...

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Lumen Ecclesiae Press Interview with Founder and General Editor Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen O.P.
Oct07

Lumen Ecclesiae Press Interview with Founder and General Editor Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen O.P.

I am thrilled to have one of my best buddies in the whole world, Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen, with me today. Sr. John Dominic is the co-founder of Lumen Ecclesiae Press and one of the foundresses of our community. Twenty-one years ago, four of us banded together by the Holy Spirit’s guidance and began a community whose rapid growth could’ve only been predicted and imagined by God. I have known Sister for years, even before our...

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And Mary’s Yes Continues
Sep30

And Mary’s Yes Continues

Many people wonder what is it about a religious vocation that brings in so many young women.  As the vocation director of our community for its entire 21 years of existence, I have time and again answered these questions: “What is a sister? What do you all do? Why are you here?”  People want to know what they do, how they find joy, why they are always giggling, and what exactly their education and vocation is. I...

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Music
Sep23

Music

In an earlier post, we spoke about the good, the true, the beautiful. In this post we focus more on one aspect of this trilogy: music. I love music. I was born, by God’s goodness and designs, in a very musical family. My father was a member of bands when he was growing up; he would sing in New York and play the accordion. These big bands, at that particular time of American history, gave a lot of hope to a country that was in...

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