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Creative Musings from the Convent

A Poem for Summer Blessings.

Sister Doreen’s reflections A Summer Blessing This week the calendar announces that Summer begins and with it our longing for space and relaxation in the hoped- for warmth!  I share the following poem with you by

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THE TRINITY

Sister Doreen’s Reflections At choir practice this week we practiced a new hymn for Trinity Sunday that we had never sung before.  I found the hymn so moving personally, with imagery that caused some profound

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PENTECOST

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in us the fire of your love.May the Spirit you bestow on us continue to work in the world.Keep us in

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Hospitality Musings

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Hospitality itself is a complex category.  It has much to do with the intersection of the private and the public life.  The stranger is encountered in the public realm, hospitality has to

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Welcome To Being Here.

By Kelsea Willis, May 10, 2022 For the past six years, I have lived and built a specific and fulfilling life. I spent hours in prayer, structured my life around Sundays and the offerings of

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In The Stillness Of Time.

Sister Doreen’s Reflections How often in the midst of the busyness of a day or of time, when we seem to go from meeting to meeting and project to project, I wish I could make

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Dayenu: It Would Have Been Enough.

Sister Doreen’s Reflections Dayenu – it would have been enough Dayenu is a song that is part of the Jewish holiday of Passover.  The word Dayenu means approximately ‘it is sufficient’ or ‘it would have

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Lectio Divina – A Way of Meditating on Scriptures or the Word in Daily Life Sister Doreen’s Reflections There are different forms of praying the scriptures or listening for the Word in daily life, different

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