Entries by Amanda Hackett

Beyond Comprehension

I always said That I would never get over it. Such love! To think that God would become human And even die on the cross for us. How utterly profound! […]

Toward A Hopeful Future

It’s this time of year, when we recognize that something is ending and something new is happening. In this time-space, it’s possible to more clearly recognize what hope is all […]

The Value Tree

Sister Ardella Kvamme now looks at a new scene outside her office at Saint Scholastica Convent. However, it’s not outside her window, but outside her door in the hallway! A […]

Artists at Work

Did you know that there is an artist within each of us? Did you ever consider what might be the expression of an artist within yourself? It’s that special “extra” […]

The Christ Child, A Refugee

“When the magi had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and […]

The Labyrinth

I have had the opportunity to pray and walk a Labyrinth several times over the past 20 years. I love the journey or significance of walking into the center of […]

The Blankie

I remember the story, only through the ritual of retelling that happens in our family.  I did NOT like the Christmas story. One Sunday afternoon, my parents told me they had […]

Flying Through Advent

Blue Bonnet and I came back to my office to find my angel flying sideways on my Christmas tree. It made me laugh out loud. I think most of us […]


NOLA stands for New Orleans, Louisiana, and is the current acronym that the participants in an Alternative Break Experience (ABE) through CSB Campus Ministry are using for their service trip. […]