Visum Monachae

  • 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...
  • Visum Monachae…On Welcoming the New

    by - Sep 23, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu The start of this school year overflows with the energy of fresh beginnings. Whether we are a new or returning member of our St Scholastica family, many emotional aromas greet us as...
  • Visum Monachae … On Earth Day

    by - Apr 22, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu My memories of the first Earth Day in 1970 are vague. I was consumed with the task of choosing a major, required of sophomores at my small southern Minnesota college. The world...
  • Visum Monachae…On Making Change

    by - Apr 15, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Hundreds of people heard Rosalie Riegle’s talk, “Crossing Lines,” last week. A vibrant woman with decades of lived experience in the Catholic Worker and anti-war resistance movements, Rosalie highlighted resistance as a...
  • Visum Monachae … On Water

    by - Apr 8, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu The sound of pounding raindrops surprised me this week. Duluth’s winters are so long! The snow that was lovely in December now seems tedious and dirty — its magic has been passed...
  • Visum Monachae… On Sisters Week

    by - Mar 11, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) is this week: March 8 through the 14. Don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of it. NCSW was initiated in 2014 to honor women religious through...
  • Visum Monachae… On Whimsy

    by - Mar 4, 2016
    by Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu When was the last time you heard someone say whimsy? My colleagues admit to acting “on a whim” but no one considers it an admirable trait or desirable virtue. Nonetheless, I...