“God, who has no History because He is eternal, desired to make History by walking alongside His people…He decided to become one of us, and as one of us, to walk with us through Jesus.” Pope Francis (Sept. 24, 2013, Catholic News Agency) In this quote, Pope Francis looks at the historicity of the gospels… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Infancy Narratives
A very blessed Christmas Eve to you all! As tomorrow is Christmas, I thought it might be a treat to share a Pinterest link to some of my favorite and unique images of Mary and the infant Jesus. Interestingly, in these images, we are able to glimpse perhaps a different perspective of Mary and Jesus… Continue reading Madonna and Child
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 Throughout the accounts of the nativity story we encounter God working the extraordinary amidst the ordinary. Today, I find myself accompanying the shepherds in their journey this advent, beside the… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Journey with the Shepherds
The following guest post comes from an Advent Taize service led by my close friend and colleague from Loyola Chicago, Paula Kowalkowski. Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Luke 1:26-38 The idea for this reflection came to me right after the 4th of July – lots of hot… Continue reading Guest Post: The Present
o·be·di·ence noun compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another's authority compliance, acquiescence, tractability, amenability; Truthfully when we hear the word obedience it is not well received. In part because it requires another less desired virtue, that of humility. And yet when we take time to reflect on advent the models of obedience witnessed… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Obedience
Those close to me know the great joy I receive from helping others. And yet time and time again, God has repeatedly shown immense blessings that could only be found through humility and from the depths of my own need. The following modern story is one such instance, that came to mind in reflecting on Mary's… Continue reading This Advent: Be a Witness
I have always loved to sing. Whether acapella or accompanied , in the shower, car or kitchen..music carries me through even the smallest of duties. Though my voice is nothing extraordinary, it has purpose and passion in every note and tune carried. It takes heart that when it is lifted in praise to its Creator that truly… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Sing With Me
You may have heard the expression that "cleanliness is next to Godliness" and without a doubt this would not be a beloved mantra by most. Yesterday just so happened to be my opportunity to catch up on all the neglected household chores of the week. From the kitchen to the bathrooms, floors and counter tops,… Continue reading This Advent: Clean House!