Book Review, Joy, ministry

Blog Tour: A Storyteller’s Guide to Joyful Service

I consider myself so privileged to know Tony Agnesi both as a colleague and friend as well as to be invited to share my thoughts on his latest book A Storyteller's Guide to Joyful Service. In our conversations with one another, we have truly been given a camaraderie in ministry. A treasured community whereby we… Continue reading Blog Tour: A Storyteller’s Guide to Joyful Service

Communion, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: The Wonder of it All!

"Prayer is a surge of the heart; It is a simple look toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy" St. Therese of Liseux This week, I was witness to God's mystery momentarily revealed in albeit a delightful surprising way. Ministering to those with Alzheimer's and dementia… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Wonder of it All!

Reconciliation, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Reconciled

Not just a prettier or more approachable  version of confession, the act of reconciling is instead, a richer and more complete description of what transpires in this beautiful sacrament. For, reconciliation means“to walk together again”[1] , to reestablish a close relationship in friendship, peace, and love. Confession is just one part of this sacrament replete with mercy, grace and… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Reconciled

Community, Dialogue, Reconciliation, Uncategorized

Necessary and Indispensable

"Three things are necessary for everyone: truth of faith which brings understanding, love of Christ which brings compassion, and endurance of hope which brings perseverance. "  St. Bonaventure Given the recent turmoil in the church, these last few weeks have been challenging to say the least. Conversations ensued revolving around what hasn't been done, what… Continue reading Necessary and Indispensable

Catechesis, Mercy, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Catechesis of Mercy 2

Continuing from the previous week , we go deeper to the underlying principles of a life steeped in and committed to mercy.. There are four core principles in the Catholic Church’s social teaching: respect and protection of the dignity of the human person, the pursuit of the common good, the value of solidarity, and subsidiarity—that… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Catechesis of Mercy 2