Visum Monachae

  • Visum Monachae…On Vocation Awareness

    by - Nov 10, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Your vocation in life, wrote Frederick Buechner, is “where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” A vocation is not just a job, but any job can be a vocation....
  • Visum Monachae… Go Vote

    by - Nov 3, 2017
    Sister Edith ebogue@css.edu Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. Off-year elections are low-key, almost invisible. No chance to elect a president, senator or state representative. No mayor or state officials on the ballot. In the CSS...
  • Visum Monachae… On Halftime

    by - Oct 27, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Imagine this: You arrive at the game but the scoreboard is dark. The loudspeaker booms: “Today’s teams are playing for sheer joy of the game. The scoreboard will light up with two...
  • Visum Monachae…On Surviving

    by - Oct 20, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu “Oh, Sister Edith!” she shrieked, “Do you remember me?” She looked familiar, but no name came to mind. “I’m the one who cried all the way through statistics class. Wait. That’s no...
  • Visum Monachae…On 15 Seconds

    by - Oct 13, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu     “What if you had 15 seconds,” Carl McColman asked. Curious question.  How long is 15 seconds? A blink, one fourth of the time we pause between psalms at Evening Prayer. Too long:...
  • Visum Monachae…On Potter’s World

    by - Sep 29, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Would you like to live in Harry Potter’s world? Your first response, like mine, might be an enthusiastic “yes!” Who wouldn’t want to teleport to class, wave a wand to make a...
  • Visum Monachae… On 125 Years

    by - Sep 22, 2017
    Visum Monachae… On 125 Years Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu September 16 was a busy day on our campus: athletic events, the Baseball Dinner, a Walk for Recovery, and all the regular events of a school in...
  • 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 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...