Christian Spirituality, Dialogue, Discernment

Through the Lens: Theology & Sprituality

Sandra Schneiders, defines spirituality as “the experience of conscious involvement in the project of life integration through self-transcendence toward the ultimate value one perceives.”  “Religion and Spirituality: Strangers, Rivals, or Partners?” Santa Clara Lectures v.6. no. 2, Feb 6, 2000. In Schneiders discussion of spirituality, she begins with a very narrow understanding and use of… Continue reading Through the Lens: Theology & Sprituality

Social Justice, Solidarity, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Drop by Drop

Loyola Press in Partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Department of Justice, Peace and Development In this beautifully illustrated book, we follow a young girl named Sylvie from the small country of Burkina Faso in Western Africa and the experience of Mike, a Catholic Relief Services worker working in the region.  Having… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Drop by Drop

Connections, Social Justice, Solidarity

Living a Life of Privilege

privilege noun priv·i·lege \ˈpriv-lij, ˈpri-və-\ : a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others : a special opportunity to do something that makes you proud      (Merriam-Webster) I grew up in a single parent home, the daughter and granddaughter of educators, not affluent but replete with love and the basic… Continue reading Living a Life of Privilege

Contemplation & Spirituality, Poetry, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: A Spirituality Glimpsed

Every now and then, we are given those moments where we glimpse an aspect of ourselves embodied distinctively in the rather small bodies of our children. We are reckoned with the fact that for better or worse, they have assumed a bit of our personality, abilities, perspective or approach to life. Today, I stood in… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Spirituality Glimpsed

Contemplation & Spirituality, Embracing the Ordinary

The Sound of Silence

At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a cave, where he took shelter. But the word of the LORD came to him, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.” A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD—… Continue reading The Sound of Silence

Embracing the Ordinary, Ignatian Spirituality

Worth Revisiting: Writing and Spirituality

With so much going on around us these days, have you ever found yourself in what seems to be the consistent cycle of playing catch up without the necessary time for all the things you love? Do you feel that you lack the time to reflect on the essential elements of your day or shed… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Writing and Spirituality