Category Archives: Spirituality

Por Vida Academy Charter High School programs provide a better path

Por Vida Academy Charter High School is an alternative to public school created to meet varying educational and emotional needs of teens on the verge of permanently dropping out of school. Many of the students who attend Por Vida have … Continue reading

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Swinging Sisters Redux

In the July eNewsletter we ran an article on the “Swinging Sisters.” A one-of-a-kind book authored by Madonna Dries Christensen, it’s the true story of a mother and her four daughters who became members of the Congregation of the Incarnate … Continue reading

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Contingency Fund at Blessed Sacrament Academy

WHAT IS A CONTINGENCY FUND? Everyone who owns a home, car, or appliance recognizes that word ‘contingency’.  It’s official meaning is an unforeseen event or emergency that is going to cost money you didn’t have in your budget.  Things like … Continue reading

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Big Helpings of Faith and Love from Blessed Sacrament Academy

By Sister Odilia Korenek, CEO “At first it seems odd to take notes on our own thoughts and words. We have a strange conceit that just because we have thought or said something, we understand what it means!” So wrote … Continue reading

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So Many New Things For Which to be Thankful

Sr. Odilia Korenek Nature abhors a vacuum is a line I remember from my high school days. Blessed Sacrament Academy must have learned that somewhere along the way, as well. No space is to be left unused is the way … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Prayer God of goodness, You have given us this land and all in it, And made it fruitful through the work of human hands. You provide us with Oceans, mountains, cities, and farmlands To uplift us, shelter us, and … Continue reading

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Life is a balancing act

Roxanne is wind-burned, homeless, tormented by the voices in her head. She has a “membership card” to Haven for Hope and that’s her fall-back position. She continues to come to the church where we daily worship. Without fail, she stands … Continue reading

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Blessed Sacrament Academy news and updates

From Sister Odilia Korenek I’ve been gone for some time now – gone from my website.  My friend Laura Carter called me back.  She built this website and adds my pieces when I send them.  It’s strange.  There are so … Continue reading

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Blessed Sacrament Academy–seasonal message

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Dear Partners in Mission, Still celebrating a Christmas of beautiful sights, songs, smells and sounds, I think of how when Mary was asked to be the Mother of the Messiah, she asked “How can … Continue reading

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Like a Crystal Vase

Be like a crystal vase, our founding Mother, Venerable Jeanne Chezard de Matel said to us, through which all who see you, see me. Maybe, — we thought, a picture would help — or how about getting someone to etch … Continue reading

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