I cannot fix this world for my sweet babies, but I can make sure they know their own place in working for peace.
The Complicated Call of Saint Francis
I have a complicated relationship with Saint Francis.
Peace, Be Still
As we survey the world around us, where is Jesus? Where is our Savior in the midst of rising pandemic deaths and ruthless injustice for our neighbors?
Striving for Justice and Peace by Putting One Foot in Front of the Other
Fifty-four years ago, my father-in-law set out to walk 220 miles from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi. Even though the Voting Rights Act of 1965 had passed less than a year earlier, a stronghold of fear still gripped African American voters, especially in the South.
Experiencing Transcendence at an Auto Show
This year I celebrated Easter at an auto show. In celebration of my godson’s 12th birthday, his parents surprised him with a trip to Washington’s annual car show and invited me to come along.
Another post about racism with a dose of hope
How do you begin to dismantle racism in our daily lives? Miriam writes about the challenge and the necessity of challenging and obliterating racism.
The gift of the Holy Spirit: gentle as a breath.
This Pentecost, how counter-cultural would it be for the church to emphasize the gentleness of Christ’s gift of the spirit? Maybe he discovered that gentleness from his mother.
Day 8: Pray for Forgiveness
Being forgiven – and forgiving others – is at the core of our faith.
St. Simon & St. Jude, Peacemakers & Risktakers
The powerful witness of St. Simon and St. Jude inspired a window at Chartres Cathedral – and inspires us today.
Why I Go On Retreat
Every July, I spend four days in almost complete silence at Holy Cross Monastery.