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Soundings Vol. 37#2-Spring 2015

It’s about the poor!" This statement is not from Pope Francis, but a Boston CSJ, who long before the new pope arrived in Rome, consistently had set her life’s focus on those in need and how she and we could respond.

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Soundings Vol. 37#1-Fall 2014

Cardinal Walter Kasper in his recent book entitled Mercy – The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life states: “Compassion – or as one prefers to say: empathy (the understanding that comes from feeling oneself in another’s shoes) – has become a new and important paradigm in...

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Soundings Vol. 36#3-Summer 2014

Cardinal Walter Kasper in his recent book entitled Mercy – The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life states: “Compassion – or as one prefers to say: empathy (the understanding that comes from feeling oneself in another’s shoes) – has become a new and important paradigm in...

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Soundings Vol. 36#2- Winter 2014

Indeed, nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts.” These words of the opening paragraph of Gaudium et Spes resonate deeply with our mission and spirituality. This past May, I had the privilege of traveling to Rome to join with 800 leaders of women’s religious congregations from...

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Soundings Vol. 35 #4 - Summer 2013

Indeed, nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts.” These words of the opening paragraph of Gaudium et Spes resonate deeply with our mission and spirituality. This past May, I had the privilege of traveling to Rome to join with 800 leaders of women’s religious congregations from...

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Soundings Vol. 35 #3 - Spring 2013

From Perfectae Caritatis to the Nuns on the Bus, religious life since Vatican II has been, and continues to be, a challenging and exciting journey. The directives in Perfectae Caritatis instructed that religious institutes remain faithful to their purpose, particular spirit, and healthy traditions, and called for an adaptation to modern conditions, an aggiornamento.

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Soundings Vol. 35 #2 - Winter 2012

The Vatican II liturgical reform was in its early stages when I arrived at my first teaching assignment at St. Joseph’s Parish, Lynn, MA in 1970. Mixed feelings abounded regarding the liturgical changes; acceptance was gradual but steady. In time, thanks to the rich community which grew among the clergy, laity, and sisters in the process of...

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Soundings Vol. 35 #1 - Fall 2012

Vatican II shaped and formed, not only the life of the Church, but our personal faith journeys over the past fifty years. Once the so-called “care taker” Pope John XXIII, called for aggiornamento, the task of bringing the Church “up to date,” we entered into an unprecedented journey of refreshing renewal within the Church.

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