Sr. Regina Bechtle shares reflections about making space for joy in our lives.
Mary and the Month of May
Every May, for cradle Catholics like me, the smell of lilacs and lilies of the valley evokes memories of May crownings when school children honored Mary, queen of heaven, mother of Jesus and our mother. As we honor Mary in this month dedicated to her, we also...
Saint Louise de Marillac and Easter Zeal
Louise de Marillac zealously pursued the glory of God. Her zeal gave her the energy, often in spite of illness, to travel throughout France encouraging the Daughters of Charity and the Ladies of Charity to serve the poor with respect and compassion.
The Resurrection Faith
The quote speaks about the self-giving love that we celebrate on Holy Thursday, the mystery and pain of Jesus’ death on Good Friday, the hope of Holy Saturday and the promise and power of new life that is Easter.
A Reflection from the Archives: Sr. Regina Mary Elwell’s ‘Conversion’
by Elizabeth Vermaelen, SC From FOCUS, the internal newsletter of Sisters of Charity Center As a volunteer assistant in the Community’s archives, I am reviewing the individual folders of our deceased Sisters for a documentation project. It has been a privilege to...
by Sr. Carol De Angelo I couldn’t help but notice the woman standing in the back of the Church as I made an announcement from the pulpit at the end of Sunday mass. She was moving towards the door to leave the Church but then turned around and stopped. A...
Catching Flies with Honey
By Sr. Regina Bechtle St. Francis de Sales’ feast is January 24. He was an influential adviser, colleague and friend of St. Vincent de Paul in early 16th century France. Image: "San Francisco de Sales" (detail) by Francisco Bayeu y Subías In De...