Amanda

A Cheat-Sheet for Discerners of Religious Life

She is now Sr. Amanda. She was once simply Amanda Kerns. She offered “A Cheat-Sheet for Discerners of Religious Life” at about the halfway point of her transition to Sr. Amanda.

17,000 Daughters of Charity make a “wave”

I never thought of  17,000 Daughters making an international "wave" until I read Sr. Amanda Kerns recent post on Drink Deeply, My daughter. Nor did I realize that on average there are 208 Daughters in some 80 plus countries on five continents! Thanks Amanda! Today,...

It’s (Not) The End

It's (Not) The End writes Soon-to-be Sister Amanda, DC...  After a year and a half of writing about my formation journey with the Daughters of Charity, I'll be ending this blog. Well, sort of. Actually, I'll be suspending it - "ending" just sounded more dramatic and...

Why join a so-called “dying community”?

Amanda Kern writes, "The question is.....why would a healthy 20-something join a community like this, a community where the average age is in the 70s, a community where she may soon see Sisters she knows and loves forget who she is? Why not join a community where the...
Peace is more than just words

Peace is more than just words

In "Drink Deeply My Daughter" Amanda Kern concludes a reflection on Vincent and Peace with  "Vincent teaches us that peace is not words. You won't find eloquent or flowery words from Vincent about peace. You will, however, find action, which as Vincent shows us, is...

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