Passionate Perspectives

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Mount Carmel Bluffs: Phase 1 Completed

In this CHOICES Spring 2021 article, read the inspiring story regarding how the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) moved into phase 1 of the brand new Mount Carmel Bluffs Senior Living…

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My Learning Journey

We are all pilgrims on a journey. In anticipation for my first Camino, I planned, trained, watched, read, listened, journaled, reflected, and lightened my pack. The Camino was calling me. There are many parallels between…

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Mount Carmel Bluffs: Construction Progress

Mount Carmel Bluffs, a new senior living community along the Mississippi River in Dubuque Iowa, is taking shape. New turrets echo those on the Motherhouse, built in 1893. Mount Carmel Bluffs is shared ministry of…

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Goodnight Zoom … How a Five-Year Old’s Questions Inspired a Way to Explain our Unknown Future

While watching PBS NewsHour last night I was touched by Stefanie Trilling’s creative response to her five-year-old daughter’s questions. Whenever her daughter heard an ambulance siren she’d ask, “Does this mean someone inside the ambulance…

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We Need Imagination Now More Than Ever

Right now, many of us are mired in “crisis management” and trying to imagine the “new normal.” But we may not be able to return to our familiar pre-COVID reality. This makes me think a…

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