On May 31 the Church celebrates the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This day commemorates Mary’s visit to the home of her cousin Elizabeth. It is my favorite Marian feast. I think because it is such a human story of two women who find themselves in totally unexpected situations. Mary and … More Feast of the Visitation
Earlier this month, I posted “Culture and Christian Spirituality (1)” based on the book Living Mission Interculturally: Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis (2015) by Professor of Theology and Culture Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp. In Chapter 5, Gittins focuses on four major cultural variables that shape our faith and spirituality: 1) social location and … More Culture and Christian Spirituality
Cloudless sky, birdsong Sun coming up over trees A bit of heaven. Good coffee, good books Me here, still in pajamas A bit of heaven.
Today in the United States, we remember mothers and express our gratitude for their lives and for their influence on our lives. I am remembering and thanking, in a special way, three of my mothers: Anna, Angeline, and Doris Rose. These are a few special memories. Mémère Anna, my paternal grandmother, was always so serious. … More Thank You, Mothers
I celebrated a milestone birthday this week with a lavish party surrounded by family, colleagues, neighbors, and lifelong friends. And topped if off with a day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom with two 3-year-olds! It was the “best-ever” birthday! In the months leading up to the celebrations, I picked up once again a book called Living … More Culture and Christian Spirituality (1)