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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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Becoming the Heart of the Universe

September 10, 2015   |   M Johanna Rickl

It seems that in our culture many believe humans are the center of creation, separate from all the rest. This prevents us from recognizing our role as part of creation and keeps us from seeing how we...

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Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

Saint Augustine