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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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 [...]

Welcome to Cohorts Gatherings 2015-2016

Schedule:  Master of Arts in Applied Pastoral Theology (MAAPT) & Master of Divinity (MDiv)  Cohort Classes & Ritual/Events . Each cohort weekend includes three [...]

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 relief, 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 overshadow [...]

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 to [...]

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 God's [...]