Sister John says…”What Will You Do with Your One Wild and Precious Life?” (Poet, Mary Silver)


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Sister John Michele Southwick, I.H.M., Special Contributor to The Wood Word

Well, here we are – a new year! You are well into your schedules. You know what your classes will require. You have procrastinated a little, studied a little, and now what? Are you ready to consider some other questions about your life? What will you do with “your wild and precious life?” Will you just sit back and watch the world go by, or get up and do something to make a difference in somebody else’s life?

There are many ways here at Marywood for you to do just that. One good way is to find out what is happening in Campus Ministry. You can find information on the Campus Ministry website ( or to stop by our offices in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, which is attached to Loughran Hall. There are service opportunities, social justice, spiritual retreats, and liturgy opportunities to choose from and ones you may want to start.

There are also people to talk to about God. I don’t know about you, but many times in my own life, doubt has been uppermost in my mind, and it helps to have someone with whom to bounce those things around.
I am one of those people who would be happy to talk with you. My office is 133 in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life and my phone number is ext. 2413. My email is [email protected]

So now is your chance to get up and decide: “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Silver, Poet.