Currently, I am thinking today about the feast of St. Michael the Archangel also known as Michaelmas. This feast is shared with the angels Gabriel, and Raphael. Michael is first mentioned in the Old Testament book of Daniel in strengthening and promising to help Daniel after he has a vision of things to come for… Continue reading Currently : Contemplating St. Michael
Currently, I have been thinking about the people that enter into our lives, albeit sometimes unexpectedly, who enable us to glimpse a new perspective. We are reminded that the beauty of our journey as Christians is that as questions arise, our faith tradition is filled with deep convictions, “emerging” methods, and new beginnings! How thankful I… Continue reading Currently Vol 3: A New Perspective
A year ago July, as a graduate student with Loyola Chicago, I was in Rome. Given a free day to (pardon the pun) roam around, I hadn't made any definitive plans. A couple of friends had invited me to take two early morning trains out to Castel Gandolfo on the uncertainty that Pope Francis was to… Continue reading A Spirit Led Day in Rome!
Today, as we remember the tragedy of 9/11, I am blessed to also celebrate the 15th birthday of my son Peter. That day as he was turning two, I was out making necessary birthday preparations when the Twin Towers went down. This event that has so defined the spirit of our nation in both sorrow and… Continue reading (Not so) Small Success Thursday: A Catholic Mom’s prayers for her Teenage Son
Currently, I have been giving a lot of thought to our perceptions of one another. You know those, more often than not, erroneous conceptions that someone we know has it all together. That pedestal was never meant to be, and distances us from the intimacy of real friendship. It also leaves us in a state of… Continue reading Currently, Vol. 2: Just another Duck on the Water!
With the start of fall, new calendars and schedules, and soon-to be clocks, it is no wonder that my mind quite naturally gravitates to the notion of change. Yet, so often we view change as something to be resisted, avoided, and fought. What if, however we flipped our understanding of change as something to embrace,… Continue reading Can you Spare Any Change?.. 7 Quick Takes!
Music, it is said, “stirs the deepest strings of our heart and causes them to resound”.  It gives ‘wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. An essential part of a fulfilling community worship experience, its importance cannot be understated. Whether raised in praise, thanksgiving or lamentation,… Continue reading Music That Moves the Soul