Book Review, Community, Reconciliation, Solidarity

Reappraisal- Crossing the Divide: Foundations of a Theology of Migration and Refugees

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 Reappraisal- Crossing the Divide: Foundations of a Theology of Migration and Refugees

Book Review, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Oscar Romero-Prophet of Hope

As a witness to the ever growing unrest, poverty and violence in San Salvador, Oscar Romero heard and responded to his calling with holiness and unbelievable fortitude. This biography by Roberto Morozzo della Rocca is extremely well researched and informative on the recently beatified and hopefully soon-to-be saint. So much so, that its author was… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Oscar Romero-Prophet of Hope

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

Book Review

Worth Revisiting: Spiritual Friendship- Love & Salt

“You and I are here and I hope that Christ is between us as a third. Yes most beloved open your heart now and pour whatever you please into the ears of a friend. Gratefully, let us welcome the time, place and leisure”  Aelred of Rivaulx, Spiritual Friendship. What is Spiritual Friendship? It is a… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Spiritual Friendship- Love & Salt

Book Review, Works of Mercy

Worth Revisiting: Mercy in the City

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

#Spirituality, Book Review, Social Justice

Book Review:We Drink from Our Own Wells

Gustavo Gutiérrez, We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People. 20th Anniversary Edition. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2003. In the foreword, Henri Nouwen beautifully articulates that the premises within Gutiérrez’s book grow out of the “lived experience” (xiii b) of God’s presence in history as understood by “men and women who have devoted… Continue reading Book Review:We Drink from Our Own Wells

Book Review, Saints

Worth Revisiting-The Story of St. John Paul II: A Boy Who Became Pope

As a backdrop, I would be remiss if I also did not share the infinitely amusing ways God continues to make his presence known in my life and how I obtained my current copy of this book.  To my delightful surprise one Sunday, the Pauline sisters visited my home parish of St. Peter’s in Plymouth.… Continue reading Worth Revisiting-The Story of St. John Paul II: A Boy Who Became Pope

Book Review, Pope Francis

A Child’s Perspective: “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 A Child’s Perspective: “Dear Pope Francis”

Book Review, Jesuit, Saints

Review-Oscar Romero:Prophet of Hope

As a witness to the ever growing unrest, poverty and violence in San Salvador, Oscar Romero heard and responded to his calling with holiness and unbelievable fortitude. This biography by Roberto Morozzo della Rocca is extremely well researched and informative on the recently beatified and hopefully soon-to-be saint. So much so, that its author was… Continue reading Review-Oscar Romero:Prophet of Hope

Book Review, Children's

Blog Tour: Finding Patience

Have you met Faith, Hope and Charity in your own life?  Intended for our youngest readers ages 4-8, Finding Patience is a very endearing introduction to these extraordinary gifts from God.  When 8 year old Faith moves with her family to a new home and school, her initial excitement fades as she encounters the daunting… Continue reading Blog Tour: Finding Patience