Once upon a time, four hundred years ago, a priest went to hear a dying peasant’s confession at the request of his wealthy patroness. I’m making a long story short: Monsieur Vincent became forever changed by that experience. St. Vincent de Paul did not simply recognize the vast and heart-breaking spiritual poverty all around him: […]
Scarlett O’Hara and Princess Leia had something to say to me in prayer this morning. I’ve seen some simultaneously funny and depressing internet videos about the awfulness of the past year, essentially saying “goodbye, 2016, and good riddance!” Last week I had to write up a summary of some of the projects I have been […]
How can a good salsa recipe build community life? Why does glitter remind me of hanging out with Sister Rose? What do colored pencils have to do with communal prayer and faith sharing? About every five years, our sisters gather together from their missions across the US, Puerto Rico and Mexico for an Assembly. An […]
This past Friday morning when I started my day, it was still pitch black outside. I was at our mission in Chimaluacan, Mexico, somewhat of an urban “frontier” community just outside Mexico City. I reached down to put on my MSBT pin, as I do every morning before going out to face the world. Only […]
Top ten reasons for becoming a Missionary Servant? I’ll hold off on listing all ten right now. But high on my personal list, back when I was discerning my vocation, was Adventure! The idea of experiencing many different cultures and missions holds great appeal to me. But now, after many years in vows, some […]
Don’t mess with success! The essentials of the Trinita Family Life Development Program continue untouched since it was started more than 40 years ago: peer group, arts and crafts, family blanket time, the pool, mass, an evening gathering. It all looks very much like it did in 1972.