Click on the links below to listen to a talk.
“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances” Deanna White, wife and mother of five shares about how to pray constantly.
“The Joy of the Gospel” 4-7-24 Sr. Ann Shields reflects on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation.
“Storytime” 2-3-14 Sr. Ann, who was scheduled to speak, was stranded in New York due to a snow storm, so Sr. Dorcee and Sr. Sarah team up to read out loud some of their favorite stories. Get yourself a cup of tea and snuggle up and let yourself be read to. ;-)
“Waiting in Hope” 12-2-13 Sr. Dorcee shares about waiting: our struggles with waiting and tips on waiting in hope. Go here for Fr. Peter John Cameron’s meditation, and go here for the Caryll Houselander quotes.
“Michele’s Story” 10-7-13 Michele Hufnagel shares her story of grace amid the losses of her life, especially through the intercession of Mary, our Lady of the Rosary. (If you wish to download to your computer, you can go here for the link.)
“There is Life in the Desert”, 4/15/13 Sr. Dorcee shares about dryness and darkness in prayer. You can find the PowerPoint presentation here. The entire article by Fr. Iain Matthews, “Seasons of Prayer”, may be found here.
“The Science of Faith” 2/4/13 Sr. Sarah entertains and inspires through her famous LBDs (low budget demonstrations). You can’t get it all through audio, so here are some photos:
“More Precious Than Gold” 12/3/12, Sr Ann shares about the importance of faith and how to increase it in our lives.
Sharon’s Story 10/15/12, Sharon Doran shares her life story, including her battles with cancer and her spearheading “Seeking the Truth”, a Catholic bible study in Omaha (also available online). (Sr. Ann gave her an excellent and inspiring introduction which you can find here–the quality of Sr. Ann’s recording is not as high quality as Sharon’s but still worth the listen.)
“Cardinal Van Thuan, a witness to Hope”, 2/6/12. Sr. Anne shares his story and emphasizes the importance of living in the present moment.
“You have a Father, a Homeland, and an Inheritance”, 12/5/11. Sr. Sarah speaks about the hope of heaven.
“An Uncaged Bird”, 6/6/11. Deb Mantel, a local Christian singer and songwriter, tells her unbelievable life story. As Sr. Sarah said at the end, “All I can say is Wow!” You can find out more about Deb and purchase her CDs here.
“Confession, the Sacrament of Hope”, Sr. Ann Shields, 2/7/11.
“I pray. . . and things get worse” Sr. Ann Shields, 10/4/10.
What Sorrow is Like My Sorrow: Sr. Dorcee Clarey, 3/15/10. In this talk, Sr. Dorcee shares about the unexpected suicide of one of her younger brothers and her journey with God through the grief that followed. A handout of some of the quotes she used can be found here.
Hope: Sr. Ann Shields, 1/11/10.
“Hope”: Sr. Sarah Burdick, 11/16/09. The Scripture example of inserting definitions can be found here. Sr. Sarah did not record the song she mentions at the end of the talk because of copyright rules.