NEW HAVEN, CT – On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Phuong Thuy Vu was welcomed as a candidate with the Dominican Sisters of Peace at a ceremony held at Albertus Magnus College in St. Catherine of Siena Chapel. Sr. Patricia Twohill, OP, Prioress, opened the chapel door for Phuong and welcomed her in the name of the congregation. Sr. Carole Hermann, OP, who will accompany Phuong as her local formation minister, presented her with a lit candle as a reminder that religious life is one way of responding to the baptismal call to holiness. Continue reading →
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There’s very little in the world that I love more than the sound of human voices joined in song. And of all the sacred music ever composed, the simple, melodic chants of Taizé touch me in a way that no other ever has. So this year, to begin Lent at Corpus Christi Center of Peace, we offered “Come Away & Pray: A Weekend Retreat in the Spirit & Style of the Taizé Community.” And what a blessing it was!
Today’s Gospel passage from Matthew is one of those challenging ones that doesn’t always work out the way we want it. “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” When I was a child I think I heard this as a way to try to get what I wanted, but I never did get that horse I asked for. (Well, except that old horse that my brother brought to the farm to retire. So, I guess I did…) So, what do we do with this reading? Do we believe it or not? Continue reading →
“I’m God, you’re not,” is what God said to me on a retreat a long long time ago. It’s also a way of thinking about the first commandment: I am the Lord your God, you shall not have false gods before me. From time to time I am reminded to remember the point, especially when I am frustrated about things I care deeply about but cannot change. I know I’m in trouble when I start sentences like: “God, if you would just…” Continue reading →
Bright, captivating light of battle
transfixes ten-year-old eyes
in the war room.
This video soldier pushes a button,
destroying bridges and buildings
in safe, sanitized comfort. Continue reading →