Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Treasuring the NOW

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going.  What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.

~ Thomas Merton

Thursday, August 10, 2017


 Photo: Dr. Beth O’Shea, University of San Diego

On August 3, the Women Geoscientists Writing Retreat at Wisdom House was blessed with a lively thunder storm followed by a beautiful and short-lived rainbow.

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Stillness within one individual can affect society beyond measure.

~Bede Griffiths

Monday, July 31, 2017

Our Norway Spruce

Our Norway Spruce is resting in peace.  It was taken down on July 26. The number of its rings shows that it was about 120 years old and the spacing of the rings shows that it suffered, in the past 15 years, from an abundance of water and after that from drought.  

So we now reflect on this experience of our environment, of too much and of too little.

Wisdom is a Tree of Life for all who embrace her (Proverbs 3,18). 

Click here to view a slideshow of the tree removal.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Franciscan Volunteer Retreat

Pictured are Sr. Rosemarie Greco (right) with Katie Sullivan, Executive Director of Franciscan Volunteer Ministry (left), with Franciscan Friar Chris Posh. A group of young adults belonging to the community of Franciscan Volunteers, who have been giving service in various American locations this year, attended an end of the year retreat at Wisdom House recently. The group lived in community and served at risk sectors in large cities across the United States this year.