On Eagles’ Wings

A reflection on Isaiah 40:25-31 by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB In Isaiah we hear, “He leads out their army and numbers them, calling them all by name” (Isaiah 40:26). I have a hard time with names, so if anybody can call an army, each one by name, that is a miracle. But that’s how personal … More On Eagles’ Wings

On This Holy Mountain

“Let the mountains bring peace to the people” –Psalm 72:3 (NASB), from the Mass Responsorial Psalm for December 17… A reflection on the Mass readings for the first Wednesday in Advent (Isaiah 25:6-10; Matthew 15:29-37) by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB Today we hear from Isaiah that “the hand of the lord will rest on this … More On This Holy Mountain

Mustard Seed

A reflection on the virtue of hope by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB We hear Jesus in the Gospel saying, “What is the Kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden” (Luke 13:18-19).  Have you ever noticed how much … More Mustard Seed

The Gift of the Spirit

A reflection on Pentecost Sunday by Mother Maria Michael Newe, OSB In Eden, after the Fall, the focus of Adam and Eve that was once directed toward God and eternal things was drawn to earth like a magnet. Love was twisted from being centered on God to being centered on self, and this is the … More The Gift of the Spirit

Walking with the Apostles

Excerpts from Mother Maria Michael’s daily reflections given to the community throughout this Easter season, highlighting the ways in which we can follow in the footsteps of the first disciples Commenting on Acts 9, the first Mass reading from the third Friday of Easter: We have much to learn from the reading about St. Paul’s … More Walking with the Apostles

Embracing the Cross

A reflection on the triumph of Love by Mother Maria Michael Newe, OSB I was thinking about the incredible words we sing during the Divine Office on the Feast of St. Andrew: “Seeing the cross [of his own martyrdom], Andrew cried out with joy, ‘O precious cross! Truly I have always loved you, and I … More Embracing the Cross

Seek the Face of God

On May 3, 2017, we welcomed Sr. Anna as a novice in our community as she was given the habit of our Order.  Below is an excerpt from the reflection given to the Sr Anna and the Community on the vigil of her clothing. In the scriptures for tomorrow’s feast, we hear, “Jesus said to … More Seek the Face of God