Sister Edith Bogue

  • 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...
  • Visum Monachae…On Gifts

    by - Dec 9, 2016
    Sister Edith ebogue@css.edu I remember every detail of Christmas from my first year in college, more than 40 years ago. Back then, teenagers were an especially rebellious lot, myself included. Anything our parents liked, we considered...
  • Visum Monachae… On Hope

    by - Dec 2, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu “Hope” is such a common word that we don’t notice when it’s said. If you listen to everyday speech, you will hear dozens of hopes. We describe our desires for events we...
  • Visum Monachae…On Panic

    by - Nov 11, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu I have been talking with students over the last week. I noticed the sound of panic’s leading edge in their voices. In September, they saw a vast expanse of time to do...
  • Visum Monachae…On Finding a Calling

    by - Nov 4, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu At the end of the presidential campaign four years ago, I wrote a column encouraging everyone to vote. “Even if you are not enthusiastic about either presidential candidate,” I said, “your vote...
  • Visum Monachae…On Competitiveness

    by - Oct 28, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu A Jesuit friend’s casual comment came to mind as I’ve pondered our polarized elections. We were talking about community living, especially our own challenges and struggles. “I get competitive,” he said. His...