Sister Edith Bogue

  • Visum Monachae…On Flying

    by - Apr 28, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Everyone has seen the shocking videos of Chicago’s Aviation Police prying Dr. David Dao out of his seat so employees could have it. Passengers, seeing his injuries, screamed “Oh my God” as...
  • Visum Monachae… On Jobs

    by - Apr 21, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu I’m hearing a lot of talk about jobs in the hallways at CSS. Summer jobs. Jobs after graduation. Job offers. Dream jobs. Waiting for job results. Dealing with recruiters. Job rejections. Dream...
  • Visum Monachae… On Intellectual Freedom

    by - Apr 7, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Last month, protesters shouted Charles Murray off the podium at Middlebury College, an elite school in Vermont. A controversial social scientist, he had been invited to speak by a Middlebury student organization....
  • Visum Monachae… on Sister Myths

    by - Mar 31, 2017
    By Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu A student flagged me down on my way to a meeting. “Sister Edith,” she said tentatively, “is it really true that…” She named a Sister Myth: fake news about the Benedictine...
  • Visum Monachae… On Feedback

    by - Mar 25, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu      Spring begins: the semester’s midpoint. Students wonder, “How am I doing in this class?” Some are amazed.  Others worry they won’t get a necessary A, B, or C. A few haven’t thought...
  • Visum Monachae… On Lent Myths #2

    by - Mar 3, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue Lent begins this week: St. Benedict’s favorite season of the Church year. He told his monks that “all of life should be a continual Lent.” With some sorrow, he admitted that “nowadays” (the...
  • Visum Monachae… On a Hero

    by - Feb 24, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu My hero, Hans Rosling, died last week. Most readers will not recognize his name. My students remember videos of a Swedish guy who narrated his animated graphs like an MLB sportscaster. A...
  • Visum Monachae… On Humility

    by - Feb 17, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Humility is not a highly-valued quality. Workshops offer to help us become confident or innovative, but never humble. One job ad on Duluth’s Indeed.com listed “humble” as desirable; it was dead last:...
  • Visum Monachae… On Being Scholastica

    by - Feb 10, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Our campus comes alive each February 10 with the Feast of St. Scholastica. Sisters begin the day serving donuts with a cheery hello in Tower, Science, and now at BlueStone. One year,...
  • Visum Monachae…On Resolutions

    by - Feb 3, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu New Year’s Resolutions. Can you even remember yours? Surveys show that most Americans break or abandon their resolutions within a month. Many don’t remember if they made one. Is it our fault...