Author Archives: Carol Kandiko

The Gift of Presence

December Blog 2017 by Carol Kandiko, CSA I barely remember my childhood expectation that the spirit of Christmas was getting presents. I do remember that Santa brought them! Delightful surprises! Simple gifts that Mom and Dad could afford. I more consciously remember growing into the awareness that the real meaning of Christmas was giving presents: taking […]

One With God

September Blog by Sr. Mary Ann Andrews, CSA (from our archives) Autumn is once again transforming our part of the planet. Realizing the interdependence between my own life and that of the planet, I discover an earth filled with beauty and song. The movements of nature— the changing colors, the harvesting of crops, the letting […]

What I have learned about faith, prayer and God from my little backyard garden

Betsy Nero’s Blog There is a time for everything, a season for every purpose under heaven: a season to be born and a season to die; a season to plant and a season to harvest…                                                                                                 Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 I have often said that my prayer life is strongest from May to October. When I have the opportunity […]

Love Wins

Every lover needs a lovee. Some say that’s why God created … the Universe, Earth, all living things, us. The miracle of true love occurs when the lovee becomes lover and the dance of partnership makes it impossible to tell which is which. The two exchange roles as stars twinkle and it doesn’t matter which […]

Heart Giving

Whenever you give, give from the heart! In this season of self-conscious generosity, we tend to see gifts as things, something that can be wrapped and ribboned; something tangible. Although very often the most appreciated gifts are those that cannot be unwrapped and opened, seen or touched. Easiest to see in older folks who already […]