Entries by Amanda Hackett

It Was A Miracle

Earlier this spring, I was driving to a meeting in St. Cloud. It is our custom at the monastery to pray for safe travel whenever we get into a car, […]

Love’s Response to Suffering

“There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.” I read […]

Seek Me With Your Whole Heart

Sarah Young, in her daily reflection book, uses the first-person pronoun as she opens a dialogue between Jesus and a reader. Today’s message was surely meant for me…and perhaps for […]

Dialogue

Recently when I heard angry, distancing, exclusionary words coming from the mouth of our president with reference to our Latino immigrants, I also read the exact opposite sentiments coming from […]

Wanton Acts

I cannot “shut off” my mind or heart from what is happening these days to our brother/sister immigrants. Twenty-five email messages daily reveal no significant change in the status quo. […]

Loiter with Intent

As I was reading an article on the value of time, the words “loiter with intent” jumped out at me. I had to pause and ask myself, “What does this […]

Blue Bonnet: The Love Radiator

Blue Bonnet has an official badge as an employee of Shodair Hospital. Her job title on the badge is the Love Radiator. Blue Bonnet goes by “Blue” at the hospital […]

Marie

Marie, the family glue Kept siblings’ special days Cherished her children Reached out to hurting Prayed, Welcomed, Listened Communicated, Played tricks Shared homemade bread I know, God, it was her […]

Saving Mother Earth

All of us have heard of and try to practice the so-called corporal and spiritual Works of Mercy that help to draw us out of ourselves into the lives of […]

What’s Your Name?

A few months ago, I was meeting a friend for lunch in the college dining center. As I was making my way to the tater tots, a woman stopped me. […]