Category Midwest

Behind Convent Walls

To most of my classmates at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic elementary school in Chicago, our teachers, the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, were quite mysterious. Except for their face and hands, the sisters remained hidden behind an outfit known as a habit and they all lived together in a special […]

Presidential Prayer

Saint Theodora, also known as Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, arrived in the United States in 1842. The country’s political atmosphere rocked with issues of injustice. Women had little to no rights, Native Americans, Irish immigrants, and Catholics were prohibited from entering many establishments or applying for many jobs, and slavery of people from Africa and […]

Life-Time Friends

How many friends does it take to change a light bulb? Five. One to change it and four to see if they do it the same way. We evaluate our progress by our friends. From weight loss and money to hair styles and home décor, we look to our peers to see how we measure […]