Hope During Advent: What We Learn from Expecting New Life

Hope During Advent: What We Learn from Expecting New Life

When asked about what gives her hope, Sister Veronica Miller is quick to point out new life. “The whole cycle of pregnancy gives me hope,” she says. “The pregnant woman doesn’t know the baby yet but she loves it and waits for it— that’s hope. And the couple’s devotion...
Hope in Haiti: How One Sister’s Holiday Sparked a New Mission

Hope in Haiti: How One Sister’s Holiday Sparked a New Mission

Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Headley thinks fast and talks faster. “I’m only seventy-five years old,” she says. “I’m young!” She’s also spry. After fifty-five years in hospice ministry, she retired and took on a number of volunteer jobs: she serves at Part of the...
The Roots of Hope

The Roots of Hope

Radicalized. The word is everywhere. It’s the explanation we use when ISIL members kill innocent people. It’s the reason, we say, why young Americans are pledging their lives to those who hate us and who want to destroy us.We need an explanation, don’t we, to avoid...
When Hospitality Is Life-Changing

When Hospitality Is Life-Changing

Flickr: Nicole Vaughan This Christmas, many of us will welcome family and enjoy a meal together. This is common during the holidays, but the tradition rarely becomes a pattern for the rest of our lives. For Dominican Sister of Hope Bette Ann Jaster, however,...
Ideas for Gifting on a Sister’s Budget

Ideas for Gifting on a Sister’s Budget

When Dominican Sister of Hope Linda Rivers, OP entered the convent, her allowance was $0. Eventually, she was given a budget, but it was measly, to say the least. The allowance meant for personal items wasn’t nearly enough to purchase Christmas gifts. So, Sister Linda...