If you find yourself wanting to grow spiritually, and to understand the connection in our shared journey as a people of faith, this is a sincerely beautiful witness! Available through Loyola Press. Mercy in the City is a witty and truly authentic grappling with the living out of our faith and call to do more… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Mercy In the City
Ever wonder how the winds of change of Vatican II are reflected in the later reform of canon law? Perhaps for the laity, one of the most interesting connections can be found in the highlighted principal of the “People of God” in Lumen Gentium within the fullness of the Church's life and mission. From a cursory… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The People of God
Physically and mentally exhausted, and having just navigated through a harried drive home I slumped through the door. Admittedly this extroverted people loving person was not in the mood to be in community for the rest of the evening. Yet, since being a wife and a mother total isolation is never a true viable option,… Continue reading Worn and Weathered
Today, perhaps you find that you had much rather be saying yes to the many things that come your way than even contemplating the word no. Maybe, you do so out of a well intended desire to please others, or the thrill from successfully multitasking a multitude of tasks. And still, though your yes may… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: When You Should Be Saying No?
With the aspiration of Ecumenism, to be a shared understanding in promoting dialogue and unity within faith, can it be said that there is visible unity? What can be learned from our differences? Likewise, what shape does this take and would be the direction of such a vision? On the Need for Ecumenism Something that… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Ecumenism
Lately, I have found myself marveling once again at the way God can lead us in our ordinary day if we are receptive and listening. Whether it be an unplanned event, conversation, or the bedside of a friend- unimaginable grace and surprises await when we simply say yes to God's movement in our day.… Continue reading Where We Are Meant To Be
Is there a case to be made for the continuing relevance of the "monastic-generated" tradition of asceticism ("spiritual training or exercise") in Christianity beyond monastery walls to all members of the churches, particularly when it is understood comprehensively as "spiritual discipline(s)" and not narrowly as “a life of exceeding self-denial” ? When considered amidst the everyday realities… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Asceticism as Spiritual Discipline