Sr. Ann Blog Posts

How Does God Want Us to Pray?

The following article is from a talk Sr. Ann Shields gave at a Word of God Community prayer meeting. It can also be found in our Renewal Ministries' September 2018 newsletter. Our intercession is pivotal to the graces, power, and love that God wants to give His...

A Conspiracy of Silence on Heaven

...my father complained to me some years ago that no one talked about heaven. I see a couple of reasons for that phenomenon. First, no one wants to be definitive about anything these days. No one wants to take a stand, even though Scripture and the long tradition of...

Prayer: Why & How

The following is a letter from Sr. Ann Shields to members of Friends of Food for the Journey that we felt was important to share more broadly. If you would like to learn more about Friends of Food for the Journey, click here. Have you been giving God some substantial...

Live Lent Differently

Too often, we associate Lent with negative images that involve, in different ways, giving up something. Meanwhile, most of us have a hard time wanting to give up anything. I encourage you to live this Lent in a manner that may be different than what you have done...

Fellowship of the Unashamed

I am part of the Fellowship of the Unashamed. The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is in God's hands. I...

FFJ SEQUENCE – Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home                 Shed a ray of light divine! Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store!                 Come, within our bosoms shine. You, of comforters the best; You, the soul’s most welcome guest;...

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