Sisters of Mary Morning Star addition blessed
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 -- 12:00 AM
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Msgr. James Bartylla, diocesan administrator, blesses the new addition at the Sisters of Mary Morning Star convent in Monona on March 3, while Sisters and guests look on To view or purchase photos, go to (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MONONA -- It’s called “New Jerusalem”.

It’s the new addition to the convent of the Sisters of Mary Morning Star in Monona, located at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.

The addition, which took only six months to build, includes guest rooms, cells for Sisters, a library, and a workroom.

On March 3, the Sisters held an open house of the new addition for supporters and community members that wanted to take a tour and see the building.

A blessing ceremony was held later and performed by Msgr. James Bartylla, diocesan administrator.

A look at the addition

The ground level of the addition, located on the spot where a garage used to be, is mostly made up of guest rooms for people who attend retreats at the convent.

Recently, the rooms housed members of St. Paul University Catholic Center in Madison, with whom the Sisters have a spiritual relationship.

The rooms contain a bed, chair, and desk.


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Relics of St. Joseph and St. Patrick at Valley of Our Lady Monastery
Written by By Sr. Mary Regina Anderson, O.Cist., Valley of Our Lady Monastery   
Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

[J]ust as St. Joseph took loving care of Mary and gladly dedicated himself to Jesus Christ’s upbringing, he likewise watches over and protects Christ’s Mystical Body, that is, the Church, of which the Virgin Mary is the exemplar and model. (Redemptoris Custos, 1)

PRAIRIE DU SAC -- On March 19, we celebrate the solemnity of St. Joseph. Although the Gospels leave his life shrouded in silence and mystery, he is nonetheless held out to people of all states in life as a great example and a most powerful intercessor, being named patron of the universal Church.

Married couples need Christ to help them grow together
Written by Fr. Donald Lange   
Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

George confided to friends at his 50th wedding anniversary that his father-in-law gave him a watch on his wedding day.

Across the watch's face, where he could see it a dozen times a day, were written the words, "Say something nice to Mary Lou today."

Doing so helped George and Mary Lou to grow together in their marriage for over 50 years.


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