Author Archive: Sr. Marie Morgan, OSF
Sister Marie Morgan, OSF is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, Indiana (www.ssfpa.org). She has taught for nine years; two of these in elementary school and seven in high school.
After receiving a B.A. in General Studies with an emphasis in secondary education at Indiana University, Sister Marie attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the “Angelicum”) in Rome, Italy where she received a B.A. in Theology and an M.A. in Spiritual Theology.
She currently resides in Mishawaka, Indiana where she teaches Theology and serves as part-time pastoral counselor at Marian High School.
What do you really want for Christmas? Many times during my life I’ve heard people say, “Well, it just won’t be Christmas without…” You can fill in the blank. Snow? A Vacation? The Christmas Bonus? Presents? The, “Elf on the Shelf?” Christmas lights? The holiday bread that Grandma makes? “It’s a Wonderful Life?” Christmas carols? [...]
“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will render an account for every careless word they speak.” (Matthew 12:26) I have to admit, every time I read these words in Scripture, I get a little nervous. We are living in an age in which we are flooded with words – through advertising, TV, [...]
A few weeks ago, I drove Sister Mary Joseph, one of my Franciscan Sisters, to Chicago to visit one of her relatives. It was a blazing hot day, and let me be the first to tell you – when one wears a long, brown, polyester, habit (double layered with the scapular) along with a black [...]
This past semester I had the joy of teaching an honors-elective course to high school Seniors entitled, “Great Catholic Thinkers.” The former instructor of the course, a very charismatic and brilliant young priest, always said that taking this course was a bit like “roller skating through the Uffizi.” He had a valid point. I would [...]
In last week’s article, A Match Made in Heaven, I remembered a promise made to my cousin. This article fulfills the promise – a letter to his new bride. Dear Erin, First of all, I welcome you to our family! You made such a lovely bride and the wedding was so beautiful. It was a [...]
“For this reason a man shall leave (his) father and (his) mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. (Eph. 5:31) A few weekends ago, I had the honor of attending my cousin Jack’s [...]
Reflections of a Catholic High School Teacher – SPD and the Prince of Peace A few weeks ago, one of my sophomore students showed up in class wearing a rather interesting sweatshirt. I glanced up and noticed that he had placed one of the drawstrings of his hoodie into one his ears, and the other [...]