Students found the idea of a week in silence more alarming than a week detoxing from substance abuse, but as full time high school English teachers, my husband and I treasured the time in silence and prayer.
Sovereign (noun): a supreme ruler, especially a monarch
Anyone who visits our house might guess at why we love Saint Francis of Assisi, known for his love of animals.
Teenagers often believe that they are the first humans ever to have discovered sex. The world-altering swells of feeling and emotion—or the seeming opposite of being let down by the whole experience—feels as revolutionary to each of us as any human walking on the moon.
The plague hit our family vacation hard this summer. It was a punishing stomach bug that took down young and old and came back for more.
Today marks the feast of Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and the grandparents of Jesus. They don’t appear in canonical scriptures; lacking source material, generations of Christians have looked for them in themselves.
Listen, I’m not saying I once elevated a communion wafer with a robot arm. That would have been Inappropriate. People would be rightly concerned that such irreverence would cause Jesus to jump out of that wafer as fast as he jumped in.
Our calendar commends us today to celebrate the life of Harriet Starr Cannon and her founding of the Community of St. Mary, the first officially […]
We know Oscar Romero because of his outspoken liberation theology, but that is not what marked the majority of his ordained life.
I’ve commented to friends once too often that I am deeply grateful that social media and camera phones weren’t a thing when I was in college.