Suffering is not the whole Story…

Today we watch as members of our global community reel from a horrendous attack in Brussels.  As we listen or watch the news, we ask ourselves "why?" or "to what end?" or "when will this ever stop?" We each have the power to respond with compassion and to lift our hearts up in prayer for all members of our earthly family who are in need of our kindness, [...]

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Baccalaureate Mass

If you are graduating, or just want to support our graduating class, you are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m. The Mass will be [...]

Delicates Drive

January 11th was Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Once again Marylhurst is joining forces with the Junior League of Portland to collect new underwear and bras for girls who [...]

Thinking about Service and Social Action

November is a time to give thanks for what we have and a time for us to reach out in service to one another. There are many opportunities to engage in service in and around [...]

Happy Founders Day!

Today's blog was written by Sister Carole Strawn, snjm -- University Communications, Thanks Carole! Today is the day in 1859 when the first Holy Names Sisters arrived in [...]

Teresa of Avila

Today is the Feast of Teresa of Avila. Teresa was a 16th century Carmelite nun. She wrote several texts on prayer and because of her unique and profound insights she is one [...]

October Saints

October is one of my favorite times of the year--as I said in my last post, I really do love Fall. I  love Fall because it is a time of remembering some of my favorite [...]

The Blessings of Fall

  Okay, I confess, I'm a true Oregonian. That said I'm one of those people who gets cranky if we have too many sunny days in a row. For me, Fall is always a [...]

A Prayer for an August Monday

Creator of the universe, of all that is beautiful and good, help each of us to create deep within our being an inner space, a place: Where the work we do will not [...]

Walking and Talking with Holy Partners

This summer I've been working on a project for my Doctor of Ministry degree. The project is called, "Walking and Talking with Holy Partners" The purpose of the project is [...]

Community as a Spiritual Practice

I just finished five days of meetings with 350 of my closest friends -- sisters and associates of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. I find myself reflecting on [...]