Passionate Perspectives

2021 – The Re-Evaluation of Everything

2021 is challenging a radical rethinking of everything – property, community life, connection, ministries, and supportive living. In our world, instability is coming from all directions. The pandemic and recent events have accelerated the need…

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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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