Crowning Mary and Learning the Rosary in Preschool

May is Mary’s month, and we’ve celebrated in a couple of ways. First, we all took part in crowning the Blessed Mother and placing flowers at her feet. And second, we learned the Rosary.

You might think preschoolers are a little young to learn the Rosary, but it’s really the perfect age. They listen with such innocence and eagerness! Continue Reading

Still on the Road … to Salvation :)

Sister Stefanie prays Lauds with Sisters Claudia (left), and Catherine Cleary (right).

After 6 years in this Benedictine community, I will make my Final Profession in July. I am living proof of St. Benedict’s words of wisdom: “The road that leads to salvation is bound to be narrow at the outset.” It’s been narrow at times, but I’m still on the road!

My Sisters have been instrumental in keeping me upright and moving in the right direction. They have always offered an understanding shoulder and a listening ear. They have become my new family, for which I am deeply grateful! Continue Reading

Always a Learner … even as Teacher

The Road to Eternal Life by Michael Casey, OSB, is filled with gems. One line that struck me today is, “Monastic life, spiritual life is all about becoming a learner, a disciple.”

In school to become teachers, we were taught that we needed to be – and create – life-long learners. This is a goal that we seek to accomplish with every child. It’s why we teach! Continue Reading