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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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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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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The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

Psalms 111:2