August 16: Weekly Vocation Reflection

August 16: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Have you ever heard the saying “the silence is deafening”? Many years ago, when I was doing youth ministry, I accompanied many a youth group on skiing trips. I would always be freezing. That is, until I discovered cross country skiing. It was then, in...
A global nursing experience

A global nursing experience

By Sr. Clare Marie Butt, CSFN, RN, PhD We live in an increasingly interconnected world. This was my experience as I had the opportunity last February to travel to India with a recognized nursing leader. As a companion to Sr. Callista Roy, CSJ, an internationally known...

Sr. Eileen Drummy: Aug. 8, 1948 – Aug. 11, 2017

Sr. Eileen of Jesus, Splendor of the Father (Eileen Drummy), 69, died Aug. 11 at Jesus of Nazareth Convent (Mount Nazareth), in the 42nd year of her religious life. The wake for Sr. Eileen will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Mount Nazareth Chapel,...

August 9: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Take a deep breath! Our summer is quickly passing us by, or at least that’s how it feels to me. So, let’s pause for a moment and breathe in deeply. Now, exhale slowly. What adventures, people and things has summer brought you? Seriously, take a moment to...

August 2: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, If there is anything constant in our lives, it is change. We all know how quickly, and without warning, things can change. An accident can change our health situation; a job can change our living situation; a relationship can change our whole outlook on...

Sr. Blanche Zalewski: Jan. 14, 1925 – July 27, 2017

Sr. Blanche of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Stephanie Zalewski), 92, died July 27 at Jesus, Mary, Joseph Convent (Nazarethville), Des Plaines, IL, in the 72nd year of her religious life. The wake will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, July 28, at the...
July 26: Weekly Vocation Reflection

July 26: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, I recently attended a board meeting for Forward In Health, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health conditions and dignity of the people near Les Cayes, Haiti. As always, the meeting gave me energy and I came away with the feeling...
July 19: Weekly Vocation Reflection

July 19: Weekly Vocation Reflection

Dear Friends, Traveling to meetings does have its benefits. It’s my quiet thinking time. During this latest road trip, I had the opportunity to take in the scenery and signs and think about a way to start my Wednesday reflection. God is good: I saw a sign that tugged...