“God is greatly honored by
the time taken in considering
all these matters that concern
His service.”

St. Vincent de Paul

 

Tending Your Soul

“Every moment and every event of every man and woman’s life
on earth plants something in the soul.”
Thomas Merton

“Soul tending” is the practice of being attentive, awake, alert and sensitive to the promptings of the inner wisdom guide – the soul. What might one hear? The gifts of the soul are limitless but could manifest in some of the following: insight about gifts or limits; an impulse to reach out, volunteer, forgive, accept forgiveness; a sense of love, peace, joy, insight or understanding – and so much more!

This section is an invitation for you to participate in a new event we are calling “Tending Your Soul.” In an effort to bring balance to our data-driven culture, we will offer personal stories (video and written) describing experiences of “soul-full” blessings.

Soul-Full Blessings

God works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, when you hear someone else’s story or thoughts a piece of your own story might come to mind that would be considered a “soul-full” blessing. As you listen to these stories we hope that there will be some blessing for you. View our first of many videos in a new addition to our SC Spirituality page.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, S. Ann Hunt describes how paying attention to the everyday occurrences in life can bring much joy, peace, love and encouragement.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, Joseph shares how a family trip exploring God’s creation exceeded all hopes and expectations.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, Tom describes a time that taught him the importance of keeping his eyes open to God’s abundant blessings.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, Hailey shares how a simple gesture can bless others.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, Cristiana describes a stressful time that taught her the importance of letting go and letting God take over.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, Tracy reflects on how her ministry in health care led to a resident ministering to her during a time of need.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, AJ describes how an everyday life experience has led to a rediscovery of his faith.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, Alex reflects on how a time of loss inspired her to bring joy and healing to those grieving.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, Max reflects on a recent mission trip that served as a reminder of life’s blessings.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video, Pat reflects on the first snow of the season and how taking the time to the enjoy its beauty provided many graced moments.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Mount St. Joseph University student, Hanna, describes how a ‘God Moment’ helped her realize that it is never too late to establish a relationship with God.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Jack describes an encounter that left him inspired and full of purpose.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video SC Associate S. Karen Elliott, C.PP.S., discusses the importance of teamwork and community – and how we are stronger together than as one.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Dave reminds us that each of us is worthy of love and a chance for redemption.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video SC Associate Pat Schloemer describes a moment when the Holy Spirit helped her find the words to comfort a grieving heart.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Chanin shares how the smile of another can be a true gift from God.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Andy shares how a moment of grace served as a turning point in his life’s journey?


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Lori shares how small tokens of appreciation affirmed her life decisions.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Shabria describes the blessings received when you are willing to ask for help.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video S. Donna describes how the blessing of a friend helped her to look at the tensions of life and death in a new way.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Tracy describes how she was able to serve as a vehicle in granting blessings to others.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Patty explains how prayer and trust can bring you through grief and darkness.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Noah reminds of us the importance of our actions and example in the life of a child.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Michelle shares a difficult time when she felt God’s overwhelming presence and comfort.


 In this “Tending Your Soul” video S. Mary Ann Flannery encourages embracing your moment of grace.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Paulette shares how she accessed her light within to guide her in a difficult relationship.


Through each personal story shared in “Tending Your Soul” we hope you, too, find a boost in faith and hope! View Michael’s story here.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Mary Ann shares how the church has provided her with a sense of peace and presence.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Fr. Chris reminds us of God’s grace and unwavering presence even in our most difficult times.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Lori explains how God’s mercy and the presence of love is a gift to each other.

In this “Tending Your Soul” video Dr. H. James Williams, president of Mount St. Joseph University, recalls how diversity has impacted his life.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Charissa describes a small moment that reminded her of the gift of relationship in her life – and God’s steady presence.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Rhonda tells us how one spiritual experience led her to take a leap and trust in God.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video S. Louise describes a time when tending the soul of another allowed her own soul to open and expand.

We learn through Buffy’s video about being open to the grace of the moment.


In this “Tending Your Soul” video Bill discusses a significant moment that allowed him to let go of the life he thought was his and find his true self.

In this “Tending Your Soul” video Associate Anne Shaffer discusses her encounter with God’s abundant love in an everyday experience.

God works in mysterious ways. Each one of us lives and witnesses to “God’s voice” in our lives minute by minute. View Seton High School alum Mary Catherine’s account of God’s creativity working within.

Through each personal story shared in “Tending Your Soul” we hope you, too, find a boost in faith and hope! God’s creativity in working within each life is awesome and inspiring. View Janet’s story here.


Through each personal story shared in “Tending Your Soul” we hope you, too, find a boost in faith and hope! God’s creativity in working within each life is awesome and inspiring. View Bob’s story here.