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MAST Issue 24.2 Published!

The latest issue (Vol. 24, No. 2) of The MAST Journal was recently published. Editor Eloise Rosenblatt, RSM reports that the essays in this issue entitled “Emotions in the Psalms,” respond to the invitation of Irene Nowell, OSB in Pleading, Cursing, Praising: Conversing with God through the Psalms (Liturgical Press, 2013) “to tell our story, cry out our pain and give praise to God".

Katherine Doyle, R.S.M. in “Prayers of the Heart” gives an orientation to the Psalter, a collection of timeless prayers.

Kathleen Rushton, R.S.M. focuses on Catherine McAuley’s special attachment to a “well-worn and thumbed copy” of the Penitential Psalms.

Judith Schubert, R.S.M. turns our attention to “Psalms in the Mercy Prayer Book,” selecting five that represent the entire cycle.

Jean Evans, R.S.M. in “Psalmody in the Prayer of the Ecumenical Community of Taizé,” reviews the founding of the community and the evolution of its daily prayer.

Mary Quinn, R.S.M. in “Praise to God from Mercy Farm” writes a meditation of Psalm 148 as she leads readers on a walkabout around Mercy Farm in Vermont.

Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M. illustrates in “What’s in a Name?” that “women’s names are living psalms.

This issue also reprints the scriptural reflections of Sister-homilists given at the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas 2017 Chapter by Sisters Linda Bechen, Joy Clough, Marie Michele Donnelly, Aline Paris and Sue Sanders.

As usual the issue provides discussion questions for those who want to use the essays for communal reflection with sisters, associates, companions or partners in ministry.

The MAST Journal is published three times a year by the Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology. To subscribe please contact Julia Upton, RSM at or subscribe online on our website