Thursday, May 18, 2006

a partial circle 'round the ring

A quick (incomplete) trip around the ring shows that interesting things are afoot at the circle sisterbloggers!

Not to toot my own horn, but then again why not? I got a call from our Congregation Leader today. Sr. Sheila didn’t want me to have to wait till I got the letter in the mail to know that I’ve been accepted to the Novitiate!!!!!

Natty is becoming a pre-candidate with her groovy sisters!

Steph is failing to learn one of life’s lessons … again!

Sister Christer’s furry friend is turning up in interesting places!

And the Da Vinci Code is the topic of the day at nunblog and compelled by love.

That’ll have to do for now … I’m too excited about my news to do a complete roundup.

Peace, Joy & Sisterblogger Friendship to you all!!

Friday, May 12, 2006

You shall have life in abundance

[Updated 5/13/06, 10pm]

Please welcome TWO new members to our humble little WebRing:

Sr. Hildegard Magdalen Pleva, OSsR, of the Redemptoristine Nuns, hails from Esopus, New York, and shares with us her Monastic Musings. We've been working together to get the ring code added to her blog, and I can attest that she is quite pleasant and has several good reflections on her blog already.

Please also visit our newest member, Abiding on the Fringes. I haven't had a chance to get up to speed with her writings yet, but at first glance, it looks like good stuff!


In a long-overdue round-up, it's a season of change for many SisterBloggers. And I've also noticed several posts reflecting on the topic of death and dying lately. Could be because I also have a friend who may be slipping away before my eyes.

Sr. Steph tries to get prepared for the passing of a dear friend, and there are other Sisters who may be going home soon as well...

Sister Christer has moved home to San Jose to care for her mother as she faces cancer.

Sr. Anne recently had a rather embarassing cell phone problem at a funeral. I say, if you're going to be disturbed by a cell phone during a funeral viewing, then "Regina Coeli" is about the most apropriate ring tone I can imagine!

Anne is looking for a job that's closer to where she lives, has a friend who could be facing cancer, and reflects on the recent murder conviction of the priest who killed a Sister in Toledo many years ago.

And in other topics...

Sister Mary Alternative has the vow of obedience blues. I'm sure several of you can relate!

Best Catholic Books asks, What's your favorite number?? as she's found herself meditating on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Soul_Seeker is off to Hondouras for a couple of weeks, and then posts something in Tagalog. Any translators out there? ;-)

Seeking_Something is trying to adjust to her new job, which for her includes finding a suitable time and place to attend daily mass.

Sister Claire Joy shares a beatiful 2(?)-part reflection on her friend Dan who recently passed away. She also reflects on her experience as a leader for a Cursillo weekend.

And finally, Susan Rose is on a Groovy-Sisters Reserves Weekend where she's meeting with the Province leadership team to discern her readiness to enter novitiate in the fall. Talk about transitions!!