Wisdom’s Elbows…

by Melissa Borgmann-Kiemde, Visitation Companion “Send Wisdom from heaven to be my companion, to teach me your will.” These words, chanted during morning prayer, inspired our communities’ intentions this morning. As Sr. Mary Frances underscored their personal resonance, she named a universal condition that invites our care and attention, asking: How do Read more…

Breaking Bread Visitation

by Melissa Borgmann-Kiemde, Visitation Companion Cheesy grits topped with cajun shrimp. An herbed biscuit paired with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Fruit, yogurt and granola parfait next to a side of over-easy eggs. All served on an outdoor patio along West Broadway in North Minneapolis. It’s not the usual scene for our communion Read more…

Seeing Love: Incarnation Contemplations

“Advent [that is to say, the Incarnation] makes us look for God in all those places we have, until now, ignored.” – Joan Chittister
“It’s safe to say that the Visitation Sisters are an Advent community, inviting us to find God in places we have often ignored; places like Fremont and Girard Avenue in North Minneapolis.”

God, the Potter

by Melissa Borgmann-Kiemde, Visitation Companion “Lord, you are our father; we are the clay and you our potter: we are all the work of your hand.” -Isaiah 64: 8 I had this moment yesterday when our out-door-playing, sunshiny-warm, grubby 4 year old girl came to me in a fitful state of ouch Read more…