On Teachers

Lent gives us opportunities to appreciate silence, stillness, and solitude – whether we are in a desert or on a snow-covered campus. I would like to share with you one of the reflections from Mary C. Earle’s book, The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness (Morehouse Publishing, 2007). It is a … More On Teachers

Be a Cowgirl

Today, the Catholic Church honors Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart. In the “Blessed Among Us” feature in Give Us This Day, Robert Ellsberg tells us that Mother Joseph, born Esther Pariseau in Quebec in 1823, established hospitals, academies, schools for Native American children, and orphanages in an area that encompassed Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, … More Be a Cowgirl

Lessons from the Magi

Today, 12 days after Christmas, is the traditional date to celebrate Epiphany. In recent years, however, the celebration moved to the Sunday following the feast of Mary, the Mother of God on January 1st. Epiphany is the feast of the manifestation of Christ to the world, in particular to the Gentiles. The feast of Epiphany … More Lessons from the Magi

Working for Justice and Peace – Fourth Week of Advent

On Thursday, we concluded our four-week program on Advent: Wondering in Stillness, Walking in the Light, Waiting with Joy, and Working for Justice and Peace. As with the previous weeks, this is not so much a reflection as an outline of our final session. Opening Prayer Open with “We Are the Light of the World” … More Working for Justice and Peace – Fourth Week of Advent