Book Review, Uncategorized, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World (Loyola Press) With the incredible appeal of Pope Francis, there has been understandably a vast array of books on him or by him featuring his homilies, angelus’, addresses and encyclicals. Yet, I am so thrilled to be able to preview a book composed of… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Dear Pope Francis

Humility, Ignatian Spirituality, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Leading with Humility

In our society today, these concepts of leadership and humility might seem to contradict one another, and yet they are essential to what it means to follow Christ. “…and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Leading with Humility

Contemplation & Spirituality, Scripture Reflection

Fear of God: A Walk in Wisdom

“Right discernment of life begins with an obedience discernment of YHWH the Creator” (Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament, p. 309).  1 This quote by Bruggeman truly calls attention to just how we understand knowledge, and become aware of God’s immanence and transcendence. For many years,  I had difficulty with the wisdom tradition’s… Continue reading Fear of God: A Walk in Wisdom

Book Review, Reconciliation, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: A Theology of Migration

With the most recent attention on immigration within our nation's political sphere, there was ample discussion on the cost, danger, and long term effects of our current policy on immigration. While each of these are worthy considerations from a financial and security standpoint, there still remains a profound understanding that under guards our Catholic teaching  and our… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Theology of Migration

Community, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Gratitude’s Expression

This week I once again had the blessing of sitting round a table with religious leaders from within our community from all different walks of faith and backgrounds. The purpose of our meeting not for the proselytizing or the conversion of one another, but the sharing of grace, and desire to serve and work towards… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Gratitude’s Expression

Contemplation & Spirituality, Conversion, Scripture Reflection, Uncategorized

This Epiphany: Still Seeking?

"It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world!" St. Aloysius Gonzaga With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene- one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. And here, this quote by… Continue reading This Epiphany: Still Seeking?

Discernment, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Decision Making

Keeping it short and sweet today, but I thought I'd share my own adaptation of a spiritual decision making tree. The first three are quite essential in that they ask of us to go to the source.. God's word, God's voice, and the Holy Spirit's guidance in all. The other five invite us to consider… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Decision Making