Rolheiser’s “Aging Gracefully”

Our MSBT Life Transitions Committee recently sponsored a gathering of sisters for what we call “community days”. These day-long gatherings give sisters the opportunity to explore, reflect and discuss a particular topic or theme as a community. On this occasion the theme was on Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI “Aging Gracefully, Living Fruitfully”. Together they watched […]


New Fr. Judge Biography

A new biography of our founder, Father Thomas Judge, CM, is hot off the press! Every Catholic an Apostle: A Life of Thomas A. Judge, CM, 1868-1933 is the result of many years of dedicated research by William L. Portier, the Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology and Ph.D. Program Director in the Department […]



We stood vigil in an overgrown field in back of the Comfort Inn in Lenoir City, Tennessee, shifting aimlessly in the slowly dimming light. The temperature had dropped.  Even though there was not a cloud in the sky, it was possible to stand in the direct blaze of a Southern summer afternoon sun and feel […]



“Volunteers are …..” Fill in the blank. How you finish that sentence probably reflects experiences you’ve had of either being a volunteer, or relying on them. In the years before I became a Missionary Servant, I had a normal day job, but on nights and weekends, I was having epic adventures. I was a “Big […]


Porch Party

Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor parties. Our Motherhouse property in Northeast Philadelphia has a beautiful extended porch and large yard where our sisters recently gathered for a cookout. Sisters enjoyed catching up with one another as they shared a meal of Summertime favorites during this annual “Porch Party” event.         […]


African Adventure

Sr. Beth Henken, MSBT accompanied Anne Trufant, MCA to Nairobi, Kenya earlier this year. As a member of our lay branch, the Missionary Cenacle Apostolate, Anne shares in our charism’s call to “be a power for good”.  Anne and her husband, David, established the charitable organization Change Lives Now back in 2007 to support the […]