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Global Sisters Report: Nuns and Nones

My latest contribution to the larger conversation has been posted on Global Sisters Report: Nuns and Nones.  It’s a snapshot of my musings on some of the recent reports and happenings in the world of religion, namely the Pew Report documenting the rise of the “nones” – the 56 million americans who claim no religious affiliation – and the interest in the future of nuns. 231 more words

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As Mother’s Day Approaches, the Mother of a Sister Reflects

Guest Post by Kathy Neumann (Sr. Christina’s Mom)

When Sr. Christina asked me “what was/is it like for you to be the mother of a sister,” I didn’t ponder too long before I began thinking about the good times, and the trying times, of Sr. 580 more words

CSJP Poetry: NOW by Sister Pauline Dibb, CSJP

We hold the NOW most gently
For the holy resides there.
To our surprise the life lived in the NOW
Unwraps gifts from deep within, 92 more words

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Our Roots: St. Joseph's Messenger by Sister Mary Kuiken, CSJP

The history of St. Joseph Messenger is a long and memorable one that had its roots in 1886 with the Congregation’s very first publication, “The Dove of Ireland.” It was a little paper issued every year in connection with the Union of Peace and Prayer, a network of prayer for peace in homes and families.  312 more words

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There's no place like home...reflections after a visit

I just got back from spending some days back in West St. Paul, Minnesota.  I had been asked to speak at a few gatherings (church youth group, my former professor’s writing class, and a benefit dinner for the youth group).   372 more words

A Blueprint for a Life that Binds Us by Sister Noreen Twomey, CSJP

“Write down the vision clearly so that it can be easily read.” Habakkuk 2:2


A blueprint for the life of the Congregation, for our peace partners… 223 more words

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Call and Response - a reflection on the World Day of Prayer for Vocations by Sister Susan Francois, CSJP

Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  I have been spending some time reading and praying with the message Pope Francis has issued for this day, which is also Good Shepherd Sunday.   635 more words

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