Winner of Souls

When I entered Sacred Heart Monastery as a postulant in 1996, Sister Bernadette Sachs was in charge of the formation program for postulants and novices. At the same time, she was the Infirmarian as well, overseeing the care of the sick and the elderly. After reading the recent blog by…

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Sister Mary Vincent at the organ

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

In the 1980’s Eugene H. Peterson, American theologian, writer, and poet, wrote a book describing Christian discipleship as “a long obedience in the same direction.” He wanted to stress God’s slow work of transformation in a world obsessed with instant sensations and results. When I first heard Peterson’s description, it…

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Sister Regina Barrett

All Things Bright and Beautiful

When I think of Sister Regina Barrett, the first thing that comes to mind is her love of nature. She studied, then taught Biology for 15 years. During her studies, under the auspices of the Environmental Protection Agency, she had the opportunity to do research on the effects of an…

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