Spirituality and Prayer

"Prayer is true heavenly food and nourishment for the soul, which will starve without it. It is a remedy for the sick who desire to recover again, joy for the afflicted, strength for the weak, medicine for sinners, delight for the just, mutual support for the entire church.”

-BLESSED THERESA GERHARDINGER

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Sister Justine Nutz, SSND

It was a joy and privilege to create a trio of Pentecost art for reflection and enjoyment of the Sisters and other residents at The Watermark.

On our SSND Community Room bulletin board, I featured the Holy Spirit in various...

By Sister Delia Calis, SSND

Augustine speaks often of the inner power of the Holy Spirit, both within each person, individually, and within the Church. as the Body of Christ. In celebration of Pentecost, I'd like to share some of his reflections and prayers....

By Sister Sharon Kanis, SSND

The Holy Spirit is not white.

She is gray.

In the 1980s, Sandy Spencer (formerly of the Mankato Province) used these simple lines to begin her “Ode to the Holy Spirit.” The suggestion that the Spirit represents the...

In Memoriam

Sister Frances taught mathematics and physics at schools in Wisconsin and Chicago from 1970 til 1983. She also worked at the Academy of Our Lady in Chicago and the Archdiocese of Chicago. In retirement Sister Frances continued inspiring those around her with her gentle and loving spirit. May God...
When Mary Louise was in High School, she saw a movie in which St. Vincent de Paul gave up his bed to a poor man, and she “somehow knew that the one life she had” would be given to God.  Mary Louise was a gifted artist, writing poetry, singing, and working in needlecraft making costumes for plays...
photo of Sister Maggie Buehler on a field of blue
Sister Maggie was a dedicated teacher focused on teaching math and reading in many schools, and eventually became a specialist in teaching reading to students who were struggling. She said, "With a slower pace and persistent work, I have seen a lot of formerly unsure children be able to read and do...