The Sandwich Generation

They call us the “Sandwich Generation”; we are predominantly middle-aged women that have become primary caretakers of an aging parent while still raising little ones at home.  I am a homeschooling mother of 8 children, ranging in age from 5 to 25, and I became a member of this uniquely...

December 3, 2018 by FamiliesFullyAlive

A Lay Person's Pathway to Doing the Lord's Loving Will

I can't help but love Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict the XVIs' 1992 joint-writing endeavor, the Catechism of The Catholic Church, as the...

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Saint Monica and Saint Augustine

In the first year of seminary studies I had a professor named Don Jaime. That would be something like Professor James in English, but I'll...

October 26, 2018 by Fr. Colum Power

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Chicken Bone Broth

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Testimony: Sr. Clare Crockett

Religious Name: Sister Clare Maria of the Trinity and the Heart of Mary

Date of Entrance into the Servant Sisters: August 11, 2001

Age at Entrance: 18 years old

City and Country of Origin: Derry, Northern Ireland

Date of Perpetual Vows: September 8th, 2010

Sr. Clare Crockett—God’s Triumph over Circumstance

Man is not a product of his historical circumstances and social environment. Or at least he should not be. Sometimes, sadly, he is. When he exerts his intelligence to respond creatively to the situation in which he finds himself, then he retains his personality and makes a contribution. When he fails to do this, he elects to “go with the flow” like deadwood floating downstream. It cannot be denied that Sr. Clare was shaped by her environment, but she was not defined by it.

Changing Tracks: Sr. Megan Conway, S.H.M.

Sr. Megan´s parents did all that they could to bring her and her siblings up in the faith. She received a Catholic education at home and at school. Sr. Megan went to a "Catholic-by-name" college. Everything seemed to be going well -- she got good grades and was playing soccer. She resisted the party scene... at first. But the peer pressure from her soccer team won her over in the end and brought her down so far that she nearly lost her faith. She decided to transfer schools, but her party scene lifestyle wasn´t so easy to shake. It wasn't until she met a "hippy" in her Theology class that things finally started to change for Sr. Megan

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