Entries by Amanda Motz

To Be and To Be With

Recently, I read two sources of inspiration for me: a small quotation about our need “to be and to be with” one another because we are part of one another’s journey and of each other’s becoming! The other was from The Gospel Without Compromise, a 1989 publication, now out of print, but written by Catherine […]

Sister Stefanie Weisgram Referenced in Trenton Monitor

Sister Stefanie Weisgram was referenced in the Trenton Monitor, the newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton, N.J. In the article, Sandra Pinto, client services coordinator for Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton’s El Centro, discusses the importance of mentoring programs and credits her relationship with S. Stefanie as an inspiration to volunteer and help […]


 Murmuring Benedict has no use for murmuring within the monastery. He clearly sees it and calls it a kind of malignancy that can rot a community. Although we may be able to have custody of our mouths, there is another murmuring that we can find, often to our chagrin, that we do within ourselves. We […]

September Offerings at the Spirituality Center●Studium

Join the Spirituality Center●Studium at one of our September programs or retreats! Caution: Poetry at Work Again: Part II In this workshop, we will continue to explore the work poetry does in ourselves and in the world and accept the invitation to write and share our own poems. Everyone is welcome: those who participated in […]

LCWR Calls for End to Gun Violence

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an association of leaders of congregations of Catholic sisters in the United States and of which we are a member, released a statement calling for an end to gun violence. Read the full statement.

Make It Look Nice

“Make it look nice.” These words had new meaning for me after I volunteered at a food pantry. The food pantry was for families of low income to come for food every month, and my task was to display the food in an appealing way. Because most of the clients would not have the opportunity […]

Monastery Musings: July 2019

The July 2019 edition of Monastery Musings is now available to read. In this edition, you will celebrate with our Golden Jubilarians and Sister Nina Lasceski, who made perpetual monastic profession, learn about this year’s Mother Benedicta Riepp Award winner, Sheila Nelson, and read about how we participated in the Catholic Day of Action on […]