Posts Tagged: STM community life

Reforming the World with St. Teresa of Avila

This year, the Vincent Library will celebrate the four female Doctors of the Church. A book display will be put up before their feast day. A sweet, creative treat and prayer cards will also be available. Born in 1515, St. Teresa of Avila entered the Carmelite Monastery Incarnation at the age of twenty. Nineteen years… Read more »

Carrying Grocery Bags with St. Thérèse of Lisieux

This year, the Vincent Library will celebrate the four female Doctors of the Church. A book display will be put up before their feast day. A sweet, creative treat and prayer cards will also be available. St. Thérèse of Lisieux was born in 1873 to parents Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin and Saint Louis Martin. The youngest… Read more »

Baking Cookies with St. Hildegard of Bingen

This year, the Vincent Library will celebrate the four female Doctors of the Church. A book display of their work as well as secondary resources will be put up before their feast day. A sweet, creative treat and prayer cards will also be available. The first Doctor is Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). Hildegard was a… Read more »

Valentine’s Day, Catholic Matchmaking and the T. Lawrason Riggs Archives

Today is Valentine’s Day, and for that, this librarian rejoices. For it is a day that always prompts me to think about my relationships (filial, platonic, romantic, etc…) and anticipate the discounted chocolate that comes the day after (I am not refraining from chocolate this Lenten season). It also makes me think about a couple… Read more »

T. Lawrason Riggs Archives Fall Exhibit

The display case across from Boisi Hall currently features an exhibit about the Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center. Designed by Cesar Pelli and opened in 2006, the Golden Center has become the crux of Catholic life and ministry on Yale University’s campus. The exhibit explores the creation of the center with each shelf section representing… Read more »

Book Review: Imagining Abundance

Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service Kerry Alys Robinson Liturgical Press; $16.95, 118 pp. “Just as with the spiritual life, habits can becultivated to allow us to be more generous—and to be catalysts for inspiring others to be more generous. These habits correlate well with developing a mature inner life of… Read more »

Swapping Books, Creating Possibility

In front of me is a myriad of books. Last year’s best selling novels, the academic brain-children of Yale professors, books on prayer, art, philosophy, gardening and wizards, sit on the tables in neatly colored rows. Soon, Mass will finish and the Saint Thomas More community will trickle out of the chapel, down the ramp… Read more »

Bagging Up a Prayer

The day outside is bleak and cold. Twenty minutes ago, I stepped out into the chilled December rain and bought dried fruit and sugar. Later tonight I’ll be baking cookies, but now, I am warm in the quiet of Saint Thomas More’s kitchen, pouring dried fruit and trail mix into zip-lock bags. I am making… Read more »

Natural Light and Comfy Chairs

Though it is raining outside and the library lights are turned off, the room is still full of light. The library’s windows, clear and wide, gather in even the slightest sparkle of natural light as it slips by raindrops and filters through grey clouds. As I unlock my office door, I notice that students are… Read more »