On the eve of Her feast day…

Tomorrow - October 6th - is the celebrated feast day of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, foundress of the Holy Sisters of Jesus and Mary, who in turn founded our beloved university. We remember her especially on this day. I found this quote in my spiritual reading this morning which I share with all of you as one of many kernels of hope in this new school [...]

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Buddhist Mindfulness – Loving Kindness

In the wake of the horrific events that unfolded November 13th in Paris, it is challenging to focus on a prayer of gratitude. Why? Because there are so many other prayers that [...]

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

There is an interesting lecture coming up next week sponsored by The Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. For all details, images and more go to their website [...]

“You will be great and you will be full.”

If we follow the trail of gratitude, we find there are countless people and events that allowed us the one thing, person or creation for which we are grateful for right now in [...]

Reflecting on Gratitude….

This time of year invites many to turn inward, to reflect on all that they are grateful for in their lives. This self-examination hopefully moves us towards action. For once [...]

Interfaith Dialogue – You’re Invited!

The following is taken from the flier announcing a talk with Sr. Cecilia Ranger, SNJM, PhD on Tuesday November 17th in the auditorium at Mary's Woods at 2:30pm. One of the [...]


Our school year has begun, rich and full with hope and possibilities. New and returning students are welcomed with joy. They pursue educations that will have a positive impact [...]

Do you believe? Why or Why Not?

"Some of the most reverent people I know decline to call themselves religious. For them, religion connotes belief. It means being able to say what you believe about God and [...]

Catholic Social Teaching

Summer Blessings, I've been asked by several people to update the information I posted a while back regarding Catholic Social Teaching. The underlying theme in all Catholic [...]

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 held [...]

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 [...]