Surprised by Joy

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna A young woman discerning her life said, “I remember adults asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up?” She recalled a moment when her mom suggested a vocation based on her interests. This exchange set a path for her from Read more…

Word of Mouth-Something to Meditate On

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna Sunday we attended mass at Ascension. After listening to FatherĀ MichaelĀ O’Connell’s voice read the Gospel with beauty and conviction we listened to him unpack the following scene: “Where did this man get all this?What kind of wisdom has been given him?What mighty deeds are Read more…

Expectation & Intention

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna What is the difference between the two you might ask, (and I had some ask after my last post regarding attachment)? With intentions you imagine and invite what you hope for into your life or situation, but there is room, sometimes ample room Read more…

More Beauty

How will you make the world more beautiful? A stunning question really, isn’t it? As today’s rains and last night’s thunderstorms soak into our spring soil promising the bounty of summer around the corner? How am I called to make the world more beautiful? You must see the origins of Read more…

No thanks!

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna With our life’s discernment, it is good to take heed about what we have learned that we do not like. Instead of finding this frustrating that once again we find ourselves not loving our work, let’s flip it into an invitation of yet Read more…

Visitation Has Style

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna Last Monday I went back to Visitation Mendota to witness another alumna, Liz Edwards Hewitt, tell the Visitation students her story of surviving breast cancer. A story which led to her deep conviction that it is imperative to advocate for your health. She Read more…

Prepare, prepare for Christmas!

Written by Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Visitation Alumna Each Christmas it becomes more clear to me that this holiday is all about relationship, much like Elizabeth and mary’s Visitation! Christmas is about remembering, about thinking, about preparing for those we love near and far, those known to us, our neighbors, our Read more…