Sunday, July 06, 2008

SisterBlogger Summer

It's summer .... what are the SisterBloggers (and discerningtobeSisterBloggers) up to??

Failte celebrated with some Sisters and is praying for patients on her discernment journey.

Baya Clare, CSJ is humming along and checking out beautiful scenery!

Susan, OSB shares her 4th of July thoughts

Edith, OSB wonders where all the buttons (and common fashion sense) have gone!

Vicky, OSB celebrates the day their first sisters arrived in 1852 (on July 4 no less!)

Susan, CSJP (yes that's me, but I also had to break the OSB theme!) was just accepted to profess first vows in October.

Sr. Anne is having a face-off with Facebook.

Sophie's Daughter is energized!

Sister Christer is preparing for a new ministry in the fall.

Sister Nicole
is making up for lost time after her vows celebrations.

Happy Summer!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Welcome Sr. Julie

My friend Sister Julie (who I've never met in person but MUST meet some day!) has joined our Sister Blogger club. Her blog is A Nun's Life ... it's awesome.

Welcome Julie!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

This Week In Sister Blogger Land

Yes .... it's a roundup. Hope I didn't shock you with this infrequent event!!!

This week in Sister Blogger Land ...

Ann is working on going to mass more often - and going to bed earlier so she's up early enough!

Newest SisterBlogger Failte had a run in with a bat. Eeek!

Contemplative woman is musing about the horarium and a dear friend of the monastery who has passed away. (Fr. George was also one of my teachers during my intercommunity novitiate program - he will be missed!)

Sister Vicki and her community are holding a vigil with one of their sisters who is on her final journey.

Susan at Musings of a Discerning Woman (hey that's me!) just sent her letter requesting to profess temporary vows.

Sr. Anne shares a bit about St. Barnabas.

Sandy is pondering the millennial generation.

Sarah is getting into the groove of novitiate.

And Nicole is on retreat preparing for vows!!!

Lot's happening in SisterBlogger land - that's for sure!


more new members

Introducing .....

Failte (blogging at Answering the Call): "I'm a busy lady trying to make time to walk & play with her 1 1/2 yr old husky/lab mix and study everything she can on early church beliefs, while trying to discern if I'm being called to a vocation within the church."

The Desert Pilgrim: "A journey in the Desert with St. Antony of Egypt, St. John Cassian, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and all whose hearts long for that place of solitude and prayer with our Lord Jesus Christ. + + + "Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to Thy Name, and to the remembrance of Thee." Isaiah 26:8 + + +"


Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Members

Please welcome our two new Sister Blogger members:

Baya Clare, SJ is blogging at BayaThread: "For the beauty of Earth, for the oppressed of the world: may we not lose sight.

Betsy is blogging at Not All Habits are Bad: "I'm a 23 year old college student, studying Physical Therapy, who for the past 3 years has been discerning her call from God to become a religious sister (nun) in the Catholic Church." ~ What a great blog name Betsy!

Welcome to you both!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

G'day, g'day!

Since Susan’s lovely welcome was such a long time ago I’m feeling a little sheepish about how long it’s taken me to pop in and post something. I’m sure all our SisterBloggers have been busy but here’s a little round-up to let you know what’s going on in the world of some (and apologies it can’t be all) Sisters-in-cyberspace.
  • Abiding on the Fringes seems to have taken a decidedly anti-blogger approach by only letting wordpress registered people read the blog! Maybe it’s deliberate, but if it’s not “let us in! let us in!”
  • Steph at An Unseen Hope is slowly getting back on the posting-wagon which is lovely to see. Although, if you faint at the sight of blood you might like to skip her most recent post – Steph’s been saving lives and has the photos’ to prove it!
  • Cathy has been busy finding out about Worm Grunting. She’s been doing a whole lot of other stuff too but the worm grunting is a fascinating, and slightly disturbing thing!
  • Anne is looking for a new job.
  • At Flavour of the Month Claire Joy is reflecting on the nature of truth and balance, and the challenges of chasing either.
  • From Where She Writes, Lisa is remembering Pope John Paul II and also Terri Schiavo
  • Susan is sharing stories of Senator Hilary Clinton’s visit to Erie and making it to the print media in Faith Magazine
  • Susan our SisterBloggers foundress is pondering being in the perfect place for her, now.
  • Anne at Nunblog is considering who it was on the road to Emmaus
  • Sandy at Nunsuch is celebrating the arrival of Spring as is our unnamed Sister at Peace Place. In Australia we’re just coming into Autumn so don’t be expecting anything like that from my end of the pool!
  • After a beautiful first post Ashley at Pray.Seek.Live seems to have gone missing… hopefully to return soon!
  • Seeking Something is building a fence (and knows so much about how it should be done I’m thinking she should fly over here to build mine!)
  • At The Life of a New Sister, Nicole is excited about getting her approval to make first vows. Congratulations Nicole and may the preparation time be filled with many, many blessings!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Delayed Revamping

Hello there folks ... sorry it's been so long since we've either a) updated the site or b) added those new members who have been patiently waiting. But we have exciting news ...

A New Look

(see the header above). I took the picture on retreat last summer at Wisdom House in Connecticut (run by the Daughters of Wisdom).

New Members
Give a warm Sister Bloggers welcome to our newest members:
  • Pray.Seek.Live
    Ashley offers us a "peak at life through the lens of a Dominican novice."

  • Colwich Novitiate
    A group blog from a Benedictine Convent in Staffordshire, UK.

  • Discernment Journey
    Sr. Andrea Westkamp hopes her blog "will be helpful to all who would like to find their way in life!"
(There are a few other new members pending so stay tuned...)

New Moderator
Our Sister Blogger moderator team has gone international. Please welcome our Australian moderator, Sarah from The Nun Thing. Hopefully she'll be able to add her first round up soon! And maybe I'll even find the time to do an occassional round up myself. ;)

Peace & Blessings this Lenten Season!