My Favorite Saint

Blog by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP
Blog by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP

Okay, answer this question: Who is your favorite Saint?

Who did you pick? Was it one of the “gold standards” – Francis, Dominic, Mary?

Now, answer the question: Why are they your favorite? How do you follow their example? Continue reading →

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Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase

Pat Dual
Blog by Sr. Pat Dual, OP

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
 – Martin Luther King, Jr

The 31st Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast in Columbus, OH, brought over 3,500 people together early on a frigid morning to remember the life of Dr. King and to reflect on the “Dream” that he gave his life for. As I listened to keynote speaker, Susan L. Taylor, founder and CEO of a national mentoring organization and Editor Emeritus of Essence magazine, speak of Dr. King’s life, I began to reflect on how his life exemplified how we too can discern God’s call in our own lives. The elements that were evident in helping Martin Luther King, Jr find his vocation in life included following his passion, remaining open to God and trusting God despite his fear. Dr. King’s faith allowed him to take one step at a time, with each step moving him further into the call of his life. He took steps in life without seeing the full staircase. Continue reading →

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The first duty of love is to…?

Catherine Arnold, OP
Blog by Sr. Cathy Arnold, OP

As I prepared a reflection for the readings for Wednesday, January 13, including 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20; Psalm 40:2,5,7-8A, 8B-9,10; and Mark 1:29-39, I came across a quote by philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich who said, “The first duty of love is to listen.” The quote caught me off guard when I first saw it last week in one of the daily reflections from pace e bene, an organization that works for justice and peace through non-violent actions. Continue reading →

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My Life as a Pilgrim Guide

Blog by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP
Blog by Sr. June Fitzgerald, OP

I’ve always wanted to be a tour guide. When I was a child I would give imaginary tours of our house and could wax eloquent about the furnishings and various historical events that may have occurred in our house or at least on the grounds where it was built. Of course, all of this was fabrications of an active imagination fueled by the many books I devoured. Rarely did I have any takers, other than my little sister, for such tours. Continue reading →

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