The Way of Beauty

Untying Knots with the Mother of Mercy

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

The New Year fittingly began under the protection of Mary, the Mother of God. With so many other titles accorded her, this most famous woman of... (Read more)

Kneeling before the Mystery

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

It is the day before Christmas Eve and the Holy Night. The Church prays at Morning Prayer: Your light will come, Jerusalem; the Lord will... (Read more)

Beauty Rising from the Ashes

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

‘Holiday’ cheer is in the air. For weeks, the Hallmark channels have delivered it non-stop. Ubiquitous Santas make their annual promises to... (Read more)

A Reflection on Doors

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

In Roman mythology, Janus represents not only the god of doors and doorways but also the god of beginnings and endings. Janus is a two-faced... (Read more)
Editor's note: This column originally posted Nov. 30, 2015 by mistake. We regret this error and are reposting it on the correct date, Dec. 2,... (Read more)

An Uneasy Pause

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

On this weekend, Americans pause to give thanks for our bountiful gifts. Yet, the homeland is on edge with our collective eye riveted on Paris,... (Read more)

From 'Sister Act' to Christ the King

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

Occasionally popular songs express words of wisdom that attract a wide and diverse audience.  Four of them are: “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My... (Read more)

Reflections on Veterans Day

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

November 11th belongs to the veterans of our armed forced and their families.  In other part of the world, especially in Europe, it is... (Read more)

Personal Prayer

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

“I’m not a religious person, but I am a spiritual person.” So goes a common protestation among young and old alike.  Their spirituality has... (Read more)

Days of Special Remembrance

By Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

As October makes way for November, the feasts of All Saints and All Souls bring home in a special way our belief that nothing and no one is... (Read more)

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