Around the World, Children are Praying. Can We Hear Them?

Around the World, Children are Praying. Can We Hear Them?

Dominican Sister of Hope Debbie Blow, OP went to Nicaragua twenty years ago on an isolated mission trip. Upon her return, she co-founded the North Country Mission of Hope, which now celebrates its twentieth year of fostering hope among the people of Nicaragua through...
This Sister Shares How a Refugee Family Changed Her Life

This Sister Shares How a Refugee Family Changed Her Life

Sometimes it is easy to forget events that helped shape our lives. Please allow me to share one example that you may or may not know: The North Country Mission of Hope began in 1998, but its seeds were planted back in the mid-eighties when I was principal of a local...
The Deepest Corner of the World

The Deepest Corner of the World

Take a look at your surroundings. Carpet floors, brick walls, a running air conditioner, electric lights, more rooms than fingers on your hand, all the technology in the world. You are luckier than you could ever imagine. There is a place 4,706.3 miles away where...
Choose Life, a Life That is Heart-Centered!

Choose Life, a Life That is Heart-Centered!

“Choose life and make life as meaningful as you can, regardless of your present situation.” Those were my opening words when I preached at Dannemora Maximum Security Prison at two services this weekend, standing in the sanctuary of the Church of St. Dismas and seeing...
During Advent, Time and Waiting are Gifts

During Advent, Time and Waiting are Gifts

Advent is often touted as the Season of Waiting, but sometimes we forget exactly what waiting means because most of us live in an instant society. Many get what they want when they want, and truly have a minimal experience of waiting for anything. However, I was...