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Reflections on Lourdes ...

Reflections on Lourdes …

Peace! This past August Sr. Kate and Sr. Alicia were invited to partake in a pilgrimage to France–the main destination was Lourdes! Please enjoy Sr. Kate’s reflections on this incredible opportunity. Be assured that you were in the sisters’ prayers each day of the journey. +++++++ Ave, Ave, Ave Marie! I can still hear these […]

First Things … Times Two!

Peace! This year Sr. Alicia had a chance to contribute two essays to First Things‘ blog, First Thoughts! This was certainly a a tremendous blessing for her, as one of her mentors and spiritual fathers, Fr. Ed Oakes, S.J., who passed away on December 6, 2013, was a regular contributor and enthusiast of First Things. […]

Sr. Jaime share’s about her vocation w/ Maggie’s Place!

Peace! In November Sr. Jaime had a chance to thank Maggie’s Place, where she served mothers and children, before she became a sister. Please read her beautiful reflection by clicking here!

Sr. Stephanie Featured in FOCUS Annual Report

Sr. Stephanie Featured in FOCUS Annual Report

Peace! Thanks to FOCUS, one of our fantastic partners, for featuring Sr. Stephanie in their annual report. Enjoy the story below!

With Love, from Poland!

With Love, from Poland!

Peace! This summer Sr. Jess had the opportunity to travel to Poland for World Youth Day, thanks to some generous benefactors. Please enjoy her reflections on the incredible experience! This summer, I was gifted the opportunity to go to Poland for World Youth Day.  The three words that will help me distill this beautiful trip […]

Volition Half Marathon, Sept. 11, 2015

Peace! Sr. Stephanie came home the winner of the Volition Half Marathon here in Chicago on September 11! We are so proud of her accomplishment. Join us in praying for Sr. Stephanie and the rest of Team OLA as they hit the pavement this coming Sunday October 9 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!! […]

Taste of Chicago 2016

Taste of Chicago 2016

Thanks so much to Mary, Ivy and everyone at the City of Chicago for inviting Sr. Alicia participate as a demonstrating chef at the Taste of Chicago! Sr. Alicia was live at the Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen on Sunday July 10, and Sr. Laura Soppet joined in as Sr. Alicia’s Sous Chef!! We are so […]

Chopped … etc.

Congratulations, Sr. Alicia, on winning Chopped! Here is a link to the media page that chronicles much of the Chopped and post Chopped media coverage of Sr. Alicia’s win on the Thanksgiving Soup-er Starts episode that aired on November 9, 2016. Click here for a link to the full episode! We are grateful to all […]

Sr. Alicia on Windy City Live

Thanks to our friends at Windy City Live for inviting Sr. Alicia to take the In the Kitchen Challenge sponsored by Alessi, live from Chicago on April 19, 2016. Many of the senior citizens from our neighborhood were guests in the studio audience too! You can read more and watch the video segment by clicking […]

Happenings on the West Side

Happenings on the West Side

Peace! It has been a while since we posted … sorry for the time gap! So much has happened–Final Vows for myself and Sr. Kate, Chopped and everything that went with it (especially all the media coverage), our Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast for 600 guests, Christmas Parties for nearly 1,300 guests … and now we have […]