Joan Sauro, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, publishes widely in the Catholic press. “We were called Sister” (U.S. Catholic) was awarded first place for Best Essay 2014 by the CPA. 

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Pearls at the house of mercy

On a recent oceanside retreat, I was kissed, found sweetness and learned to carry pearls.

Jubilee 2019: a musical with words

Our recent jubilee celebration happened in three acts with cheering, weeping and trembling, chord after emotional chord. In word, song, feasting and after-partying, we touched eternity and were "doing holy."

A consideration of stones

It is possible to bring down a monster with a single, well-placed stone. It is also possible to bring down a saint with your stone. You can send your stone skimming across placid waters and create ripples beyond your imagining.

The wonder of rereading

There may be more to learn from reading the same book a hundred times than by reading a hundred different books. After all, we read the Psalms a hundred times and the Gospels, as well. What is to be learned is the heart of Christ at the heart of the story. We may also discover people different from us and yet, remarkably similar. Words that at one time went unnoticed leap off the page the second or third time around. The words have not changed, but we have.