Lessons From Martha

Most Christians know the story.  Jesus and His disciples were kicking back in the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.  Martha was busy in the kitchen, trying to prepare a meal for the houseful of men.  And where is her sister, Mary?  Sitting with the guys at Jesus’ feet, in rapt awe.  Frustrated, Martha finally […]

Corpus Christi

When I first started discerning religious life and corresponding with the nuns at Corpus Christi Monastery, it was all new and exciting and a bit nerve-wracking at the same time.  When I returned from my first visit, I was head over heels and had such peace about where things were going, though I still intended to […]

Prayers to St. Joseph

Last year, one of the sisters recommended I pray to St. Joseph to intercede on my behalf regarding resolution of my student loans so I may be free to enter formation.  She had faced the same hurdle, began praying a novena to St. Joseph and doors began to open until her student loans were no […]

Turning Toward Easter

This has been an incredibly busy and blessed week!  Last Saturday, the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Snows Council hosted a dinner reception for vocations in my honor.  The spaghetti dinner was prepared by the Knights and all proceeds and donations were directed to The Labouré Society in my honor.  Over $1,200 was raised!  […]

Resolution of the Eternal Kind

Many people made resolutions for the coming year – eat less, exercise more, spend more time with family, perhaps work for that promotion or new job, or spend more time in prayer and attend the sacraments more frequently.  No matter what your resolutions might be, or perhaps you didn’t make any, one that should be […]

Pride and Humility

Pride.  St. Thomas Aquinas called pride, which is inordinate self-love, the root of all sin.  Pick any sin and you can trace it back to a desire to do things one’s own way.  Simply put, pride is an unwillingness to acknowledge one’s proper place in God’s creation and relationship with Him.  It can take many […]

This Christmas

This could be it.  My last Christmas home, with my family.  As the desire to become a Dominican cloistered nun has grown over the last few years, this is the thought that is ever in my mind each year, and this year was no different.  After fundraising in support of vocations for The Laboure Society […]

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Since the beginning of the Dominican Order, Dominicans have had a strong devotion to Our Lady and her Holy Rosary.  Tradition speaks of Our Lady giving the Rosary to St. Dominic as a way to convert sinners. To this day, Dominicans wear a Rosary at their hip, where a knight’s sword would typically be placed. […]

Happy Feast! Our Holy Father Dominic…

Today is the feast day of St. Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers.  So, how much do you know about this Preacher of Grace?  St. Dominic’s legacy began prior to his birth.  After the birth of her first two sons, St. Dominic’s mother, Bl. Jane of Aza, went to the Monastery in Silos and […]

Ever Ancient, Ever New

Did you know the Dominican Order has its own Rite?  The Dominican Rite goes back to the 13th century, almost to the founding of the Order.  This makes the Dominican Rite older than the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.  To this day, the Dominicans are still permitted to maintain and celebrate the Mass according […]