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Hearts on fire for the good of all

Soon after I decided to ask to make my perpetual vows and was approved to do so, I became a bit obsessed with fire.

It’s not a dangerous obsession or anything, it’s more that I am paying attention to all the ways that fire images and metaphors are incorporated into our culture and faith. 132 more words


Sister Angela McCarthy, CSJP – Religious Vocation as Labyrinth Walk

“Eternal Father, you give us life, despite our guilt and even add days and years to our lives in order to bring us wisdom.

Make us love and obey you, so that the work of our hands may always display what your hands have done, until the day we gaze upon the beauty of your face.” (Divine Office) 570 more words

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Sister Marie Paula - In Memory

Sister Marie Paula went home to her loving God yesterday, just a little more than a month shy of reaching 98 years of age. She was one of the first CSJP Sisters I met in the east on a visit I made to check out the lay of the land before I entered the novitiate. 353 more words


"Care of Creation: One Size Does Not Fit All" by Sister Susan Dewitt, CSJP

Fresh food at a market in El Salvador

The Congregation of St. Joseph of Peace is blessed by being able to understand care of creation from many perspectives. 1,109 more words

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"The Transformation of a Creation Phillistine" by Sister Bridgetta Rooney, CSJP

God had certainly a sense of humour when I was asked to be part of the Care of Creation and Climate Change Group (C4) working on our chapter decree. 914 more words

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"What's in a name..." by Sister Beth Taylor, CSJP

Who are you? A Simple question…or so it seems. Margaret Anna Cusack (Mother Francis Clare) knew the power of words and carefully chose the name by which the community would be called. 183 more words

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