Visum Monachae

  • 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...
  • Visum Monachae… On Compassion

    by - Feb 26, 2016
    Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu It’s easy to underestimate the importance of compassion until the moment we receive it ourselves. At those times, even small gestures make a world of difference. In the midst of a recent...
  • Visum Monachae… On Tolling

    by - Feb 18, 2016
    by Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu I unlock the out-of-the-way door, pick my way up the stairs through the pots of greenery wintering in the abundant light from the tall and narrow arched courtyard windows where I...
  • Visum Monachae… On Lent Myths

    by - Feb 12, 2016
    By Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu Lent is here, St. Benedict’s favorite season of the Church year. He loved Lent so much that he wrote, “all of life should be a continual Lent” for his followers. But...
  • Visum Monachae … On Planning

    by - Feb 5, 2016
    By Sister Edith Bogue ebogue@css.edu “I’m not sure what I want to do with my life,” Michael said. That’s common during Spring Semester, when sophomores choose majors and seniors weigh graduate school and job prospects. Still,...