Lenten Reflection: Whatsoever You Do

Lenten Reflection: Whatsoever You Do

Many of us are quite familiar with the phrase “whatsoever you do” from a traditional Christian Hymn. And while I’m sure it evokes a multitude of thoughts for each of us, I’d like to share one experience I had several years ago that nudged me to...
Lenten Series Part 1: Quotes to Inspire Mindful Fasting

Lenten Series Part 1: Quotes to Inspire Mindful Fasting

Typically, for Lent, the emphasis is on giving something up. Whether it’s fasting from sweets or something not physical like yelling, we have long been taught that fasting means abstaining from one thing during Lent. However, many sisters prefer to fast from...
Meet the Sister Who Spent Lent Begging on the Streets of France

Meet the Sister Who Spent Lent Begging on the Streets of France

When Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Alice Hannan, OP heard about a congregation of Dominican Sisters who devoted their lives to serving the homeless, she knew she wanted to meet them. There was just one caveat: the group was located in France, and they adhered to the...
7 Ways to Rethink Gift-Giving this Christmas

7 Ways to Rethink Gift-Giving this Christmas

The sale was a way to de-clutter, but it also had a spiritual aspect: the season of Advent is coming up, and we are especially mindful of Mary and Joseph having been told that there was no room in the inn. With that in our hearts,  we’re donating all of the...
Advent Reflection: Be Open to a Choir of Angels

Advent Reflection: Be Open to a Choir of Angels

As we know, Advent is a Season of waiting, of hoping, of preparing and of giving. I’d like to share what happened yesterday. This particular choir of Angels included people from New Hampshire, Schroon Lake, Peru, Plattsburgh, Ausable, and Chateaugay Lake –...
Advent Reflection: Prepare Your Heart for Newness

Advent Reflection: Prepare Your Heart for Newness

Is there some part of you seeking an escape from the stress of a lengthy Christmas to-do list and the prattling advertisements that saturate the airwaves long before December? Are you distracted, perhaps even burdened, by how upbeat everyone is expected to be during...