Visum Monachae

  • Visum Monachae… On Commencement

    by - Apr 27, 2018
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu The next two weeks are filled to overflowing. Presentations, projects, and papers jostle with award ceremonies and the last bits of Mayfest. Then a week of late-nights: cramming for students, making or...
  • Visum Monachae… On Satan’s Promises

    by - Apr 20, 2018
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu “Do you reject Satan… And all his empty promises?” During the Easter Season, Catholics hear these words often as they renew their baptismal promises on Sundays. For quite a while, Satan was...
  • Visum Monachae… On #ENOUGH

    by - Mar 28, 2018
    Sister Edith Bogue, OSB ebogue@css.ede The hashtag #ENOUGH captures the mood many feel in America. Patience has worn thin with patterns and problems that have lasted for decades. People refuse to accept the tired excuse, “The...
  • Visum Monachae…On Discernment

    by - Mar 2, 2018
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Choices. We make dozens each day, both minor and life-changing. What will I wear today? What major will I declare? Who will I befriend? We choose lunch in a second, a major...
  • Visum Monachae… On Corruption

    by - Feb 16, 2018
    Sister Edith Bogue, OSB ebogue@css.edu I rarely think about corruption. Officials don’t ask me for bribes. Duluth politics are transparent, unlike the Chicago of my childhood, ruled by “the machine.” I’ve seen corruption as something sociologists...
  • Visum Monachae… On “Lady Bird”

    by - Feb 9, 2018
    Sister Edith Bogue, OSB ebogue@css.edu “What if this is the best version of myself?” Lady Bird’s question gets through her mother’s barrage of critique to reach her heart. In a later scene, the roles reverse. Lady...
  • Visum Monachae…On Listening

    by - Feb 2, 2018
    Sister Edith Bogue, OSB ebogue@css.edu Boisterous teenagers crammed into the room and it buzzed. Their attention focused when the session started. It was their turn to ask questions. There were four of us: a young married...
  • Visum Monachae…On Waiting

    by - Dec 8, 2017
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Some Christians get grumpy at this time of year. The beautiful season of Advent, they say, is being swallowed up by an interloper: the Christmas Shopping Season. I have been one of...
  • 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...