Entries by Amanda Hackett

My Vocation Story: Part 2

We so enjoyed the train ride, especially through the mountainous area. After visiting with our relatives, we took a bus tour through the mountains. While seeing and enjoying the beauty […]

My Vocation Story: Part 1

My aunt, Sister Petronella, sent me a holy card for my first communion as a second grader. On the cover was a picture of a girl, dressed in a lovely […]

My Philosophy on Aging

I perceive aging as a normal facet of the total process of life. I envision it to have its own distinctive challenges, frustrations and rewards. I believe that the attitude […]

No Separation, Here!

Pope Francis never fails to both inspire and challenge me! Recently, I read his short message on faithfulness. He invited his hearers to ask themselves “…how am I faithful? Let […]

Humor and Health

The month of April is National Humor Month. My experience is that laughter and humor have been essential ingredients in my life and ministry, especially in bringing healing for myself […]

Remember God

How often do we read a Russian-born, Nobel Prize winner, novelist, historian, short-story writer and critic of his own country and its communism tell us what is wrong with our […]

Luminous Lodge #6

At the end of February, Luminous Lodge #6 was moved to Rosamond A due to frozen pipes in the lodge. It was a wonderful experience. When we heard about the […]

Seeing Something Beautiful

When you see something beautiful for the first time, how do you react to the beauty in the moment? Recall that we have just celebrated Easter, a time in the […]