Scripture Readings: Exodus 22.20-26; 1 Thessalonians 1.5-10; Matthew 22.34-40 “Teacher, which commandment of the law is greatest?” – Matthew 22.36 Love God and neighbor without distinction. This is the distilled version of the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the religious community to which I belong. The mission calls us to act—to love and formContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 29, 2017, 30th Sunday Ordinary time”
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Happy St. Joseph’s Day!
Lent encourages us to slow down so we can recognize what drives us and to fast from food and fashion that consumes us. As Sisters of St. Joseph we celebrate the feast of our patron on March 19 and take a break from Lent for festivities. Joseph is also the patron of the universal Church, so March 19 is aContinue reading “Happy St. Joseph’s Day!”
50 Years as a Sister of St. Joseph, by Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell, CSJ celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a Sister of St. Joseph this week. She gave this reflection to her fellow Jubilarians on St. Joseph’s Day. Fifty years ago when our reception walked down the aisle at St. Kate’s Chapel in wedding dresses and left in black with new names, we committed to servingContinue reading “50 Years as a Sister of St. Joseph, by Joan Mitchell”
Happy St. Joseph’s Day!
As Sisters of St. Joseph we celebrate the feast of our patron on March 19 and take a break from Lent for festivities. Joseph is also the patron of the universal Church, so March 19 is a feast we can all claim. Joseph also gives us an example of an ordinary husband and father who faces extraordinary challenges.Continue reading “Happy St. Joseph’s Day!”
Welcome, Francis I
Here at Good Ground Press we join the Church and world in giving Francis I a warm welcome. The Sisters of St. Joseph have Jesuit roots. A Jesuit inspired our first sisters to form a little design, a community of women to move in among the poor, divide the city, and do the works of mercy. From thisContinue reading “Welcome, Francis I”
Gospel Reflection for October 21st, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus said, “For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Mark 10.45 Jesus calls his disciples together when he hears the rest complaining about James and John seeking status. He defines himself as one who serves, who gives his life toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 21st, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time”
Sisters and the Vatican: Time for Real Dialogue
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is currently meeting in St. Louis, discussing how to respond to Vatican accusations. Naturally I wish I was part of the conversation. I did hear in person Sister Laurie Brink’s keynote address at the 2007 LCWR meeting that has given rise to accusation that sisters are post Christian andContinue reading “Sisters and the Vatican: Time for Real Dialogue”
NETWORK, the Catholic Social Justice Lobby
NETWORK, the Catholic social justice lobby, is one of the places that Sunday by Sunday suggests visiting online for social justice advocacy in its Two Feet of Social Action feature. NETWORK turns 40 this month. The Sisters of St. Joseph among many religious orders have supported NETWORK through the years. Happy 40th Birthday, NETWORK!!! Here’s how it all began. OnContinue reading “NETWORK, the Catholic Social Justice Lobby”