Save the Child

I remember Mrs. Sorensen. She was an ordinary housewife, a member of the small church my family attended, and most importantly to me, she was my Fifth Grade Sunday School Teacher. Mrs. Sorensen’s job was to teach us about Jesus, and although she was no scholar, she dove into her duty with a simple and […]


Missionaries in Mexico

Recently, seven young adults from Philadelphia arrived in Mexico City. They came from the South Philly parish of St. Thomas Aquinas. From the moment these missionaries arrived, I noticed that they came with the desire to encounter our culture, to share their faith, and with a real desire to share their gifts. They brought only […]


Jubilee 2017

This past weekend, we had a big party! Every year, we gather at our Motherhouse to celebrate the special anniversaries of our Sisters. This year’s Jubilarians are: Celebrating 70 Years Sister Anita Marie DaCosta & Sister Aileen Doroles McGrath  Celebrating 60 Years Sister Theresa Ahern & Sister Jeanne Margaret Denny  Celebrating 50 Years Sister Sylvia […]

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Three and One

Sometimes we MSBT are called “Trinitarians.” I hate to dispute the nickname, (which can confuse us with another congregation of sisters) but it does elegantly capture our chief devotion. This month holds our two biggest feast days, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. Trinity Sunday is a really big deal for us! Which makes what we usually […]


Light and Darkness

I drove through a dramatic thunderstorm on a recent Sunday to attend early mass at a stately old church in a small, rural town. The power had gone out and the inside of the church was as black as a cave. We all sat quietly in the dark while ushers began to light an array […]


Find Your Mission

Throughout my twenties, I was a lab tech at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. It paid my bills and the work was truly interesting most of the time, but it never felt like a career. I was asking myself “What do I want to be when I grow up?” more and more with each […]