Recent Posts by Sister Maria Gemma

The Gift of Wonder

“I understood that if, in the order of nature, Jesus is pleased to sow beneath our feet such delightful marvels, it is only to aid us in reading into the more hidden mysteries of a superior order that He is working at times in souls.” St. Thérèse of Lisieux Throughout the year, God has given…
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Three Wise Men

The Feast of the Epiphany reminds me a bit of Abraham. Why would anyone travel across the desert, plagued with bandits and thieves, at their own personal risk? With Abraham, there was a promise he was given: he would receive the land, and a great nation would come from one of his descendants. The Wise…
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A Life with Saint Joseph

The Congregation of Holy Cross holds a very special place in my heart! This religious congregation ran the college that I attended. Sometimes I think it was Holy Cross that prepared me to become a Franciscan! There are many ways that my college years and the spirituality of Holy Cross prepared me to receive the…
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