All of Life is Prayer

September 11, 2017   |   Margaretha Fitzgerald

Sister Greta Fitzgerald shares her life of prayer and how it has changed through the years....

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Feeling Close to Heaven

August 1, 2017   |   Donna Donovan

My most meaningful recent prayer experience took place on a helicopter ride to the hospital....

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Fisherman's Luck

July 10, 2017   |   Mary Rehmann

When he demonstrated his skill at bringing in a 2-lb. perch, the sisters were thrilled. In fact, the gentleman said the experience with the sisters and his "fisherman's luck" was...

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Face Your Fears, Respond with Love

June 8, 2017   |   Lynn Mousel

It is not always easy to speak the truth, but done well, it is the loving thing to do. Beginning right at home, I can strive to be a loving presence....

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A Witness to Kindness

May 10, 2017   |   Kathleen Storms

When I stepped inside the salon I noticed that several of those waiting had a distinctive appearance about them. My nostrils registered smoke and sweat. I saw dirty clothing, frayed hems on jeans a...

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A Quilt of Prayers

April 10, 2017   |   Donna Schmitt

Because of recent science experiments concerning how energy moves thoughts, feelings and ideas, and present studies on love as an energy, such as God's love, it is with joy and peace I feel...

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Kindness: Get in the Habit

March 9, 2017   |   Lisa Martin

In a world where exclusion and violence increase, it is essential that hospitality, compassion and kindness be nurtured with ever greater commitment. The "Kindness" campaign is both a...

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Footsteps in the Neighborhood

February 10, 2017   |   Joann Kuebrich

I felt the pull to continue in the footsteps of Marilyn. In so doing I, along with other members of the CHM community, are assuring that the legacy of our congregation lives on in the neighborhood....

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Come to the Garden

January 6, 2017   |   Lisa Martin

To this writer, Retreating into the Universe at The Prairie Retreat can be a cosmic moment of grace...The title “Mother Earth” seems especially poignant in this prairie garden setting....

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Spend time with God. Make a difference and do something.

December 8, 2016   |   Tyla Cole

"CHM Associate Tyla Cole travels to Honduras to help bring water to a community and her life is forever changed."...

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Suspended in a Sea of Sacred Space

November 8, 2016   |   M Johanna Rickl

The gentle hum of 500 indigenous voices locks me into a oneness that is overpowering...The holiness was palpable at that outdoor Holy Thursday liturgy in the highlands of Mexico....

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A Controversial Translation

September 27, 2016   |   Maria Caridad Inda

Co-Founder and director of CIRIMEX, Caridad Inda reflects on her journey in translating a controversial theological book...

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Monarch Ministry

August 9, 2016   |   Delphine Vasquez

From a sparked interest in some caterpillar eggs to creating a nursery and sanctuary for monarch butterflies, a passion for helping the earth takes flight!...

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Life-Giving Satisfaction

July 11, 2016   |   Carla Takes

“How Life Flows Through Our Community” is the motto of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. I have been a faithful volunteer for decades....

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You Gotta Have WiFi

June 13, 2016   |   Lisa Martin

Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat receive grant to upgrade technology. Hallelujah!...

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This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it

Psalm 118:24