Sister Edith Bogue

  • 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...
  • Visum Monachae… On Cheerfulness

    by - Oct 21, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu I hesitate to write about cheerfulness. Our days are filled with deadlines, dilemmas and disappointments. The world struggles with war, climate change, and abject poverty. What’s there to be cheerful about? Many...
  • Visum Monachae… On Ritual

    by - Oct 14, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu This issue of The Cable is published as Dr. Colette McCarrick Geary is installed as the 12th President of the College, the only event which entails more ritual than Commencement. Many people...
  • Visum Monachae… On Jerk(ette)s

    by - Oct 7, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu I relish making new acquaintances at the start of the school year. I even enjoy some ice-breaker exercises, except Boom-Chicka-Boom. It’s interesting to meet someone, and discover that they sailed the length...
  • Visum Monachae…On Being Alien

    by - Sep 30, 2016
    By Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu I began this column in Chisinau, Moldova, writing it as I met with people from many formerly communist nations. In biblical language, I was living as an alien, traveling among people...