Blessings to you this St. Brigid’s Day

... and happy spring as well! Yes, St. Brigid's Day marks the beginning of Spring in the Celtic tradition. For further information on St. Brigid, her day, her prayers may I suggest the following links: http://www.catholicireland.net/st-brigid/ http://www.minogue.com/brigid/prayer.php http://abbeyofthearts.com/blog/2016/01/31/18619/ St. Brigid, [...]

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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 [...]

A Blessing for the Present Moment

May you treasure wisely this jeweled, gilded time And cherish each day as an extra grace Whose heedless loss would be a tragic crime In today's tasks may you find [...]

Sacrifice

The end of May brings us to Memorial Day, a day we remember the men and women who sacrificed life for the sake of our freedom. Sacrifice is not a popular word or concept [...]

Mary’s month

    Our Lady of Marylhurst May is traditionally the month in which Catholics honor Mary the mother of Jesus. Does this mean Catholics worship Mary? That we [...]