Sep 2, 2021
Podcast hosts: Sister Maxine, IHM, and Sister Shannon, OSF. You can read the full transcript of this podcast on our website. (1:30) Highlights of Sister Shannon’s first 100 days in office in OSF leadership
(3:40) Sister Maxine describes the IHM Sisters’ 175th Anniversary celebration that took place in August
(6:00) Listener question: Does God care if we offer things up, like eating cooked spinach? What does it matter if we do things we really don’t want to?
(8:10) “Offering it up” vs. “glorifying God”
(12:30) Transformative dimensions of offering it up
(14:15) Popeye the Sailor and the virtues of spinach
(15:45) Listener question: Someone broke my statue of Mary, out of anger. I’ve gathered the pieces but how do you dispose of holy objects?
(17:00) Sacramentals vs. sacraments
(19:00) Broken statue, broken relationship
(22:00) Healing and relationships
(23:00) Catholic Church’s teaching on respectful disposal of holy objects
(24:32) The Child of Prague planter incident
(28:30) Listener question: Why do Catholic sisters take vow twice instead of just once, like married couples do?
(30:00) Stages of entering religious life: candidate (or postulant), novice, first professed, final professed
(31:45) The process of growing in relationship: religious life and married life
(35:19) If vows are meant to be permanent, how can there be “temporary” (first) vows?
(37:20) Professing final vows “for the rest of my life”
(38:30) Sister Shannon’s 50th jubilee as a Sylvania Franciscan – words of advice about commitment and relationships
(42:00) Exciting future of religious life
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