Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow!

As I sit here on a rainy President’s Day Monday, a local news story has really piqued my interest…and, believe it or not, the story is about hair! Well, not just any old hair, but a lock of hair from none other than the first president of the United States of America—George Washington. As you […]

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Share Your Story: Christine Gryscavage, 1969

I am so glad my high school guidance counselor made me aware of Maria College. He said there was a small two-year Catholic college which had been exclusively for women entering the Sisters of Mercy. The college had started accepting lay women for about five years, whlle still educating the Sisters’ applicants. My memories of […]

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I Think I Can

Welcome back to a new semester at Maria College! As the new year and the new semester get underway, a word keeps repeating itself in my mind— “persistence.” I’m actually reminded of that word almost every time I drive down New Scotland Avenue towards campus around 10am during the week. No matter the weather, the […]

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Stars and Gifts: A Reflection for the Epiphany

The visit of the magi to the child Jesus has always been my favorite feast in the Church’s year. I love the mystery and symbolism of the epiphany. As life gets back to normal on January 2nd, I always feel Christmastime never really ends until January 6th. As I ponder the mystery of the story, […]

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Occupational Therapy, Simply

In the burgeoning field of medicine and the allied health professions, there are many avenues for a career-minded professional to embark upon. At the same time, coupled with the ever-increasing advancement of technology and pharmacology, the health professions are becoming ever more technical and arcane in their methods. While the field of Occupational Therapy (OT) […]

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Sacred Spaces

There is something very beautiful about this spot in Madison, CT. I have returned to it often and have some cherished memories. I have seen many sunsets here, like the one I recently photographed. Sacred spaces have always been important in my spiritual journey. There have always been places which connect me to a deeper […]

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Talking Type 1

It’s November which means it’s Diabetes Awareness Month, and THAT means I’m writing again about Type 1 diabetes! I do this every year in celebration of my five-year-old granddaughter, M, who lives with this condition every second of every day. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disorder in which a person’s immune system attacks […]

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Peace Work

Do you like to make art? Looking for a way to connect with others in the Maria College family, build community, and start a conversation about peace? Need a way to relax or add a little pizzazz to your resume? The Global Art Project for Peace is yelling your name (in a friendly, peaceful sort […]

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You Said What Ate Your Homework?

I am an older returning student at Maria College. I’ve raised my children, and it’s my time to further my education, without worries of childcare, making lunches, dinners, etc. Well, I thought that was the case; however, I found myself scrambling last Monday and had to email my professor apologizing that I would be missing […]

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Mercy Week 2017 Reflection

I am writing this reflection as Mercy Week comes to an end. What a week! 190 years ago on September 24th, Catherine McAuley opened the first house of Mercy. It is hard to believe that Maria College stands in an almost 200 year tradition of mercifully reaching out to others. Catherine McAuley’s vision of empowering […]

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