Jane Marie Bradish is a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her ministry has been in secondary education; currently she teaches theology and is the academic programmer for a large, urban, multicultural high school. She recently received the Project ADAM Karen Smith Award from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for implementing comprehensive CPR-AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator) programs for the school community. 


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Lessons from Heidi and Oreo Cookie Monster

Not everyone can have a furry companion, but their lessons are freely given and outline a way of life that keeps you grounded in what's important.

From 'Hi God!' to Lego: The evolution of religious education

The early days of my religious education, full of music like Carey Landry's "Hi God!" series, have had a lasting impact. So when it came time for me to teach theology to freshmen, I made sure to go beyond the written word.

At the retreat, was that me or the Spirit?

By the end of the retreat week, I knew coming without "stuff" was the best thing I could have done. I would have used my stuff to keep myself distracted, instead of letting myself sit with the questions.

What can we do besides rage, pray?

Enough! I don't want to hear offers of thoughts and prayers. I don't want to see video of people hiding or running for their lives, hands in the air, after unspeakable horror. I don't want to see first responders in full gear with weapons drawn. I want rage! I don't want to hear goodbye phone calls or see goodbye texts. I want RAGE!