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Happy Birthday and Happy Feast Day!

November 01, 2017 · No Comments

Please enjoy the Feast Day and Birthday sharings from the BVM Leadership and the Associate Coordinator Team by clicking on the image below.


The Feast of Mary Frances Clarke

October 04, 2017 · 2 Comments

As we celebrate the Feast of Mary Frances Clarke, a peacemaker, a woman whose background includes the Quaker tradition, we ponder how she would react to the acts of violence, the vitriolic rhetoric which is ever present in our world today, and the sadness of the many natural disasters of hurricanes, floods, fires and earthquakes which have affected so many people.

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Deep In My Heart, I Do Believe

March 16, 2015 · No Comments

As I wrote this piece, President Barack Obama was in Selma, AL on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the civil rights protest that was stopped in its tracks by state trooper brutality, and which led to the historic march from Selma to Montgomery. Our country’s first African-American president summed up the past half-century by simply stating, “Our march is not yet finished.”

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“Go on Steady and Quiet …” Wise Advice from Mary Frances Clarke

February 06, 2015 · 2 Comments

The response of LCWR to the CDF Mandate, and the response of our BVM Officers and Land & Buildings Committee to the Dubuque Zoning Commission seem to be consistent with the spirit of Mary Frances Clarke.

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The Wisdom of March Madness Meetings

December 02, 2014 · No Comments

On November 15th, I had the good fortune of attending the Heritage Society’s session on the history of the March Madness. I have always admired the BVMs who entered in 1973 or later, so committed to regular meetings with each other.

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Life Times of the Madonna [Video]

October 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

When Immaculata High School closed in 1981, the beautiful statue of the Madonna over the main entrance was taken down by the Islamic College that bought the property and it seemed to disappear. Now 33 years later it has been discovered and restored in the studio of the artist who created it.

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Women's History Month

March 08, 2013 · 1 Comment

Women's History Month: Who is your "Woman of the Month"?

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