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....

Read More

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....

Read More

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."...

Read More

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....

Read More

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...

Read More

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!...

Read More

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....

Read More

You Gotta Have WiFi

June 13, 2016   |   Lisa Martin

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

Read More

Relationships Lead to Healing

May 11, 2016   |   Marilyn Berger

I believe, as did Carl Rogers, that people are basically good. That given the right environment, they are naturally inclined towards wholeness....

Read More

It Started as a Dream

April 11, 2016   |   Mary Ann Vogel

While we marched, a separate rally was organized to draw attention to the growing number of homeless children. At the end of their rally the children from around the country marched with their parents...

Read More

The Golden Rule

February 8, 2016   |   Lisa Martin

The Holy Year of Mercy prayer card on my desk has this list of Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to clothe the naked, to shelter the homeless, to care for the...

Read More

Standing with the Pope

January 11, 2016   |   Lisa Martin

CHM sisters do what we all should do to effect change. They stand up for what they believe in; they call their legislators; they attend peaceful gatherings; they sign petitions; they make healthy...

Read More

A Time to Heal, to Help, to Forgive

December 9, 2015   |   Lisa Martin

Pope Francis has declared December 8, 2015, through November 20, 2016, the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. He is inviting all of us to see with eyes of mercy. In a world where millions of...

Read More

You Mean Nuns Can't Communicate for Themselves?

November 11, 2015   |   Lisa Martin

People do not realize that the CHM religious community like most businesses, requires professional assistance with materials that provide information to the CHM sisters, their staff, friends, donors,...

Read More

Embodiment of Christ Doesn't Require a Habit

October 13, 2015   |   Lisa Martin

Shame on anyone who questions faith based on apparel. The CHM Sisters, as did many other communities, did not start out wearing habits. They were wearing the clothes of poor women so as to blend in...

Read More

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

Psalm 118:24