#leadership, Lay Ministry, Women

Women in Lay Ministry: An Invitation to Lead

The following article appeared in the University of Notre Dame's Institute of Church Life Journal a year ago on May 23, 2016. Since it was written, God has continued to move me towards new roles and responsibilities within the life of the church. Lay ministry is indeed a graced vocation, one that not everyone is… Continue reading Women in Lay Ministry: An Invitation to Lead

Book Review, Jesuit, Pilgrimages, Vocation, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: A Purposeful Path

How Far Can You Go With $30, A Bus Ticket, and a Dream? Ever wonder where God is leading you and yearn to discover or explore your own vocation in life more fully? In Fr. Casey’s A Purposeful Path (Loyola Press), we are invited to do exactly that. By opening ourselves up to being vulnerable and… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Purposeful Path

Spiritual Direction

You Lead I’ll Follow

Spiritual direction, it seems to me, is a beautiful dance. An intimate sharing of self, a gracious reception of the Other. Each step towards self knowledge is but a lyrical movement towards acceptance of the pre-existing dispositions and disequilibrium within our lives. Oh the freedom of  movement that comes with self acceptance! No longer are… Continue reading You Lead I’ll Follow

Holy Spirit, Pentecost

Worth Revisiting: The Coming of the Spirit

This past weekend, my son attended Steubenville East for the second year and joined thousands of teens from all over the New England area. Though I wasn't chaperoning this time, I was still praying for all who were there attending.. for the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit! "When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Coming of the Spirit

Embracing the Ordinary

On Being Astonished

What is it that astonishes us these days? Is it the headlines that flash across the written page, or in gossip carried to our all to willing listening ears? Olympic feats, milestones reached or previous limitations met and surpassed? Perhaps, however, it is something closer to home. Sparked by an awareness of God at work… Continue reading On Being Astonished

Ignatian Spirituality, Uncategorized

Worth Revisiting: The Scent of Her Presence

"An awareness of smells can illuminate our present. It can help us live more mindfully and gracefully. It can help us recognize that God's goodness saturates the world, in scents that are both obvious and subtle." Ginny Kubitz Moyer, Taste and See ( Loyola Press) Early morning dew, the scent of grateful peonies and roses greet… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Scent of Her Presence

Embracing the Ordinary, Ignatian Spirituality

With Gratitude

Gratitude today, much like the word love, can so often be taken lightly and without the depth of sincerity it truly deserves. Rather than a heartfelt recognition of the daily gifts and love bestowed on us by a loving Father, we can be tempted to reduce the sentiment to an occasionalthank you. Why is this?… Continue reading With Gratitude

Embracing the Ordinary, Ignatian Spirituality

Worth Revisiting: 31 Days of St. Ignatius

This month Loyola Press is inviting each of us to “explore ways of encountering God through using the five senses, inspired by the new book, Taste and See by Ginny Kubitz Moyer”. This celebration culminates on July 31st on the feast day of St. Ignatius. So please  join me along with other Catholic bloggers and… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: 31 Days of St. Ignatius