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The Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (FSOLPH) are prayerful women dedicated to the mission of being a transforming presence in the world by compassionately and joyfully witnessing Gospel values. This community of women religious serves across the country in varied ministries, but with a common heart. Serving God’s children since 1901, the Franciscan Sisters are currently based in Kirkwood, Missouri. A special commitment to care for creation is expressed through their Franciscans for Earth movement, including their “Franciscan Farm” in DeSoto, Missouri.

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BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL

During the Lenten Season, one of the Scripture Readings is from the Gospel of Luke. It begins with the sentence “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:36 NIV) In reflecting on that passage, I was first drawn to reflect upon my experience...

A GLOWING YEAR

On January 1st, I followed a tradition I learned from my spiritual director that has helped to set the tone for my year so far. Unlike resolutions that, statistics show, are mostly broken in a few weeks and largely forgotten by year’s end, this...

I Was A Stranger And You Welcomed Me

The Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week in January for almost 50 years. According to the website Justice for Immigrants, it is “an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting . . . immigrants,...

Do you see what I see?

The Holiday frenzy has begun.  There are presents to buy, plans to be made, gifts to wrap, trips to plan, cleaning to be done, decorating to do and the list goes on.  But amid all this, there is a deeper thing going on.  Christmas, oh yes, Christ.  How does this...

A Grateful Heart

“Blessed are we whose hearts are filled with love, who sing praises to You with grateful hearts!”  Ps. 84 There is a boutique in town called ‘Never Enough’.  Really?  Never enough!  How can that be?  We are showered dally with blessings from our God.  But we just...

“Come, make your home in Me.”

Home. Maya Angelou wrote that the ache for home lives in all of us.  Do you have an ache for a place where you can be your best, truest, most honest self, where you can feel peace, where you can just be, where there is more light than darkness?  We long for peace, for...

Love LOUDLY!!!

It is not unusual to wake in the morning to the news of violence, natural disasters and uncommon events that shake our world and us.  As a people of faith, how do we view this news?  Do we allow it to bring us down, to dim the beauty of a new day or to sigh in...

Sacred Summer Sauntering

Lazy, hazy days of summer. We’ve all heard that expression and probably wonder, in the midst of very busy lives, how in the world summer can be considered lazy. There are so many summer activities to share, so many gatherings we don’t want to miss, so much outdoor...

God of the Everyday World

“If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?” - John 3:12       In John’s gospel, Nicodemus attempts to read the “signs” he sees Jesus performing, and has questions about spiritual things...

Changing of the Season

An excerpt from Psalm 33: For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their host by the...

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