As I write, I am snuggled in my basement on a snow day. This winter has been a bit colder and snowier than the last few in the great mid-west of the United States. I am marveling at how the seasons, year after year, become habit. We have grown accustomed to mild winters. It is … Continue reading University Missions: Outpoured
Photo by Ahmed akacha on Pexels.com During this Lenten season the readings for the Eucharistic liturgy and for the liturgy of the hours, often features the writings of the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures. While praying with the psalms I came across a reading that was indicated for that day. It was Isaiah 56: 6-8 … Continue reading How can you give alms?
Lent has started. We have received ashes and are reminded of 40 days for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Prayer is a time to sit and contemplate how God is in our lives. How do you listen and talk with God? Obviously, Mass and our other rituals are great opportunities to pray. I encourage you to not just say the words, but sink into … Continue reading Lenten Journey
I have mentioned before that I had the great grace of living in the Amazon area of Brazil and ministering to the poor people in various villages from near the capital city of the state of Pará to the jungles of Barcarena three hours away. That was my life and blessing for 32 years. One of the most significant … Continue reading A Martyr for the Amazon
Wishing to continue to celebrate this month dedicated to Black History, I researched many websites that honor the black women and men who have contributed so much to our history, culture, society, the fine arts, education and numerous other fields of importance. But when I came across this quote about the dreamer, I knew that … Continue reading “Every Great Dream Begins with a Dreamer”
In the midst of the beautiful snow and invigorating cold weather that Mother Winter offers us, (perhaps this is not quite the image that is coming to you, but rather too much snow and too much cold!), it is wonderful to celebrate special occasions. This month we are blessed to celebrate Black History month. Since September of 2020 I have been living … Continue reading Sister Thea, pray for us!
Photo by Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas on Pexels.com Is. 58: 6-8a: “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless … Continue reading We All Can Be Healers
It is strange to think that a year ago our mission team to Borongan, Philippines was about to depart. We were breathing a sigh of relief that the volcano to the south of Manila had quieted down. We were also starting to hear about a virus in China. As the team returned home, it was … Continue reading Nothing can separate us from the Love of God
On New Year’s Eve I was at the home of a very dear friend of mine and her sisters enjoying the ringing in of the new year and praying with confidence that 2021 had to be better than 2020. After her sisters left, we stayed up to chat a bit, but soon we both realized … Continue reading Healing – the Heart of Being Human
Photo by VisionPic .net on Pexels.com I recently found this quote from St. John Newman in a liturgy booklet that caught my eye and my heart. St. John wrote: “Everyone who breathes...has a mission, has a work. We are not sent into this world for nothing: we are not born at random... God sees every … Continue reading Why do you breathe?