Thanksgiving 2020

I am grateful that my family in Florida and Montana are all well. We celebrated Thanksgiving in our respective homes yesterday, and will Zoom together this evening for a virtual Thanksgiving. I texted these images to them throughout the day yesterday. In addition to family and friends, here are a few reasons for which I … More Thanksgiving 2020

Fall Reading

You would think that I would be reading a whole lot more, given that I have so much discretionary time! I want to share what’s on tap for me in the next few weeks. I have started all but one of the books, and am close to finishing the first one! Hunger for Hope: Prophetic … More Fall Reading


My calendar page for October 2020: Realistically, we may have good cause to be pessimistic about some things, but pessimism must never degenerate into hopelessness, because hope is simply a nonnegotiable for Christians. (Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp)

Taking a Break

“What makes me laugh?” “What brings me joy?” I asked myself these questions this morning and realized that while I could easily answer the second question, it was more difficult with the first. Moreover, I could not remember that last time that I laughed — really laughed. So, dear readers, I am taking a break … More Taking a Break

In Every Age

Fill us at daybreak with your kindness, that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days. (Psalm 90: 14) The response to the first reading in today’s liturgy is Psalm 90, a communal lament that contrasts God’s eternity with the brevity of human life. The psalm is appropriate today as a reminder that … More In Every Age

Jubilee for the Earth

Jubilee for the Earth is the theme of the 2020 Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation, celebrated by Christians of all traditions. The season begins September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint … More Jubilee for the Earth