Posts from 2017

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Upcoming Events and Some Digital Stuff

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Registration is now open for three different 2018 retreats over the next few months.  Please consider participating or passing on the information to someone else! JANUARY 2 – 5th Early January Spiritual Exercises for lay women in Maryland on a “Back to School” schedule or just eager to pray and make some New Year’s resolutions: […]

The First Cloistered Monastery of Women in the West: Update on a Sister’s Recently Published Research and Spring 2017 Visit to Arles and Rome

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Academic women religious  at Lerins, Sr. Maria, OSB and Sr. Fiat, SSVM.

What do missionary sisters work on in their academic studies?  How does the field of research and the university correspond to the charism?  What was an American sister looking for when she traveled to the South of France and to Rome? In the case of Sr. Maria del Fiat Miola, SSVM we can say that […]

Thanksgiving in the US and Around the World

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IVE and SSVM American sisters and long-time missionaries in Rome.

Let them offer a sacrifice in thanks, recount his works with shouts of joy.  Psalm 107: 22 This year once again our Religious Family gathered across the Province and around the world (wherever American sisters and priests were found!) to give thanks to God for the good things He has given to our nation and […]

Registration now Open for Spiritual Exercises January 2-5, 2018

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Spiritual Exercises 2018

Before Christmas Break is over…get 2018 on the right track.  Registration link here. For more information or with questions, contact Sr. Infant of Prague at or 240-678-4114.  You may make your $75 donation with a check or using our PayPal account. The Spiritual Exercises are a spiritual retreat developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola to help […]

Christian Thinking about Education: Restoration of the Imago Dei

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Children learning at our school in France.

The fall semester is in full-swing: mid-term exams, school day routines, and hopefully lots of learning.  Education is the question at hand!  Countless studies and programs evaluate the “skill set” needed for students to succeed.  The list of “what they should know” is always shifting.  Often school seems to be merely a place to “get” […]