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Mirror of Jesus’ Life

Mirror of Jesus’ Life

Last Friday we remembered the horror of September 11, 2001 and the 3000+ people who lost their lives in the attack on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the plane that went down in Shanksville, PA.   We also remembered the heroes from that day, the fireman and first responders who ran into the burning buildings to save people’s lives, and…

Labor Day Grace

Labor Day Grace

As we prepare to celebrate this Labor Day holiday our country seems to be in crisis.  We have seen wild fires raging, homes destroyed, peaceful and violent protests in our cities’ streets, people being shot, a toddler the victim of a hit and run, and divisive rhetoric everywhere in tweets and news cycles.  We have seen powerful images that show…

The Duty of the Moment

The Duty of the Moment

In these more recent days I have found myself remembering a couple of lines from a Thomas Merton prayer:  “Lord I have no idea where I am going.  I do not see the road ahead of me.”  It seems at times like my own days are sometimes a blur, defined by sadness and loss of dear friends since the beginning…

The Long Haul

The Long Haul

Two weeks ago, as I mourned the loss of my longtime friend, Mary, another friend, Jean, sent me a book by Ron Rolheiser, OMI that I didn’t know about nor have.  The title is: Forgotten Among the Lilies: Learning to Love Beyond Our Fears. In it were some chapters on dealing with grief that she thought might be helpful.  They…

Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day

This past week on Wednesday, July 1,  the Scripture reading for daily Mass was from the prophet Amos.  The first lines caught my attention.  “Seek good and not evil, that you may live; then truly will the Lord God of hosts be with you as you claim!  Hate evil and love good, and let justice prevail.”   It seemed to speak…

Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

The Sisters of Providence from Kingston, Ontario have had experience with pandemics.  This article chronicles their living through the Influenza Pandemic in 1918.   “The Fall of 1918 was a tumultuous time around the world, in Ontario and for the Sisters of Providence. The First World War wasn’t over yet, but soldiers were starting to arrive home from Europe bringing with…

A Covid Eastering

A Covid Eastering

One of my close friends shared her poem with me…”A Covid Eastering.”   While we are still in the Easter season, and still in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, I thought it a poignant piece to share with all of you.  We do indeed continue to rise…and to witness the sheer sacrifice of first responders, health care workers, grocery…

Rainbow Callers

Rainbow Callers

The other day I was out for a walk and happened to see a rainbow.  It made me think about God’s love for us and the faithfulness of God’s covenant with us.  It made me think about something I had written some years back in my book, Soul Stretching: The Inner Landscape of an Ordinary Life.  In these days of…

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