By Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan, SND Give way! What a perfect Easter message … Let all the stones be rolled away. All the locks undone. All the combinations revealed to opening. Give way to life wanting to come to. To energy pushing a two-inch plant up Right through the concrete sidewalk. Give way to the
This homily was written by Sister Cathy Waldron , SNDdeN during her 50th Jubilee year and shared at the Jubilee Mass. So what is a Jubilee? Scripture defines Jubilee as a special year of universal pardon and remission of sins. A Jubilee year occurs every fiftieth year, in which slaves and prisoners would be freed,
Photo and text by Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan, SNDdeN Ahhhh…vacation time! Permission to get off the road and sit still long enough to smell the ocean which is just around the bend. Sometimes, can’t you just taste the salt simply by breathing deeply? These are the days when we are drawn to the shore early
“Do not be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here for he has been raised as he said.” – Matthew 28:5 Day to Day Resurrections Jesus, by your Resurrection you are the unimaginable sign of hope for us. You cut through our darkness, doubt and hopelessness.
The Sunflower and St. Julie Billiart St. Julie Billiart loved to look out across the fields of brilliant sunflowers that were a common sight in France and Belgium. She took special notice of how each seed-laden flowerhead would strain upon its stem to follow the fun as it moved across the sky. She saw this
Four years ago after Notre Dame Sister Dorothy Stang was murdered by hired gunmen on a lonely road in the Amazon rainforest, Marlene DeNardo was invited by the Sisters in Brazil to spend a study week with their novices and younger Brazilian Sisters. The invitation was a welcome one for Marlene, who, as an SNDdeN,
by Sr. Kay McMullen, SNDdeN Slow down Stop the hurry. Be still and quiet so the words that tiptoe along the edge, that pause just beyond the horizon of thought, can find you and you can hear them when they tap-tap at the door of your heart.
Photo and text by Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan, SNDdeN …a good lesson to me whenever I am at the eastern seacoast. The huge edges of the land meeting the sea always seem to have random spaces where earth has blown in and the birds or wind have planted a surprise. I am reminded again that
Photo and text by Sr. Jon Julie Sullivan, SNDdeN Just around the bend is how each new day begins. In many ways we are simply on a path Cleared and opened by those who are ahead. What grace there is in appreciating them And hoping someone knows how we were Part of the road makers
by Kay McMullen, SNDdeN I am the way. I am the temple’s veil split open into uncharted wilderness. Water is wine now. The crippled limb is whole and the poor own the Kingdom. I am the empty tomb where failures are broken apart and your sorrows split open into resurrection and life.,