The True, The Good, The Beautiful Science, Religion, Art
Sep16

The True, The Good, The Beautiful Science, Religion, Art

I want to begin today with a scripture verse from Philippians 4:18 that reads as follows: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things and the God of peace will be with you.” Isn’t that a powerful scriptural quote? For the Video Presentation of this...

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The Rosary
Sep09

The Rosary

I am sure you know what the rosary beads are, and I am sure you carry one with you in your pocket all the time. More than the physical string of beads, the Rosary is also one of the most indulgent prayers as practiced by the Popes and passed down through many centuries. It is St. John Paul the Great’s favorite. St. Thomas Aquinas, the great Dominican theologian, would say, “We have them on purpose. Because they bring us to God...

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Mother Assumpta (Part 2 of 2)
Sep02

Mother Assumpta (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second of a two-part post where I interview Mother Assumpta Long, O.P., the Mother Superior of our community, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. If you have not already, you might want to read, listen to, and/or watch Episode 12 before continuing with this episode. Mother and I go way back through my religious life. We have shared many beautiful things including an amazing providence of God. We...

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Mother Assumpta (Part 1 of 2)
Aug26

Mother Assumpta (Part 1 of 2)

Sr. Joseph Andrew: Today is the delight of delights. I get to bring you Mother Assumpta, our Mother Superior. We have known each other most of our lives. Even when I entered the convent as a postulant, Mother Assumpta was my novice mistress and postulant directress, and then even before that she had my earthly sister, Sr. Mary Teresa, two years before me. Most of my life you have been my superior. Mother Assumpta: Sr. Joseph Andrew,...

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What is a Novice?
Aug19

What is a Novice?

After that first year of postulancy, the next important step is to enter the novitiate. There are two novitiate years, and today we have two sisters, Sr. Mary Andre Thelen and Sr. Mary Consolata Klucik, to talk about these years. The novitiate is quite serious: it is actually mandated by Holy Mother the Church in canon law, whereas postulancy is not. We prudently think it is essential, but other communities might not choose to agree...

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