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Are you ready to be a child again?Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

This time of year always brings me back to my childhood. With fond nostalgia, I remember the pinecone turkeys we made in Girl Scouts, the pilgrim costumes my mother painstakingly sewed and the necklaces ...

Superheroes and the Power of Love Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

Superman has his red power cape. Elijah wore a cape to manifest his divine authority. Most famously, the Virgin Mary is usually portrayed wearing a cape-like garment known as a mantle, often blue and ...

Other Persons Are a GiftSister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

A few days ago I met a very little girl who made a big impression on me. Grace and her older brother Benedict suffer from a rare genetic disorder that has resulted in serious hearing impairment and limited ...

The Sick, Our Everyday Heroes Sister Constance Veit, lsp

Over Christmas, two of my family members were talking about a mutual friend who, though chronically ill, routinely does heroic acts of kindness for others. Though they get exasperated with her when she ...

Upside down definitionsSister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

Belief in God and objective truth has been sidelined in our society, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington recently lamented. Because of this, he said, we live in a culture of "upside-down ...

The Culture of Life begins in our hearts and our hands Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

Each October we observe Respect Life Month in dioceses throughout the United States. Although ending abortion remains a priority of the utmost importance, threats to the disabled and those at the end ...

Saint Jeanne Jugan 'walked the talk' on mercySister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

During this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has encouraged us to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy with new enthusiasm. A member of my community recently noted how blessed we are as Little ...

Dare to be of Good Cheer! Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p.

In May I was asked to offer a spiritual reflection at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. I used my moment in the spotlight to share three pieces of advice that helped carry me through the weeks surrounding ...