Posts from August 2015

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The Most Important Item of Clothing in Your Wardrobe

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Getting ready to go back to school, to start a new job, to meet another autumn?  What is the most important item of clothing in your wardrobe?  The most versatile?  The one which feels most like “yourself”? What is that single item of clothing that gives you confidence when you wear it and makes you […]

Reflections on Belonging to a Missionary Family

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While what each one of us does from day to day may be small and insignificant, there is a wonderment in belonging to a missionary religious family where epic works of God are being carried out around the world all the time.  The fact of consecrated souls honoring God and daily coming before Him in […]

Saint Edith Stein and the Monastery of the Precious Blood: A New Video about Our Contemplatives

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Founded in Brooklyn in 1998, the Monastery of St. Edith Stein is a community of our contemplative sisters under the patronage of St. Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta a Cruce, OCD) (1891-1942) whose feast day is August 9th. Since 2012 our contemplatives have been in residence at the historic Monastery of the Precious Blood of the Sister […]

Saints of August: Closing Out Summer In Good Company

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The Universal Church celebrates a number of wonderful saints and special feasts throughout August: St. John Vianney, the Transfiguration, St. Maximilian Kolbe, the Assumption and the Queenship, St. Bernard of Clairvaux and St. Pius X, St. Monica and St. Augustine (and more!). Though there are still summer days of rest and family time ahead, many of us […]