Salubrity

As I turn my calendar to August, these are the words and image I find. They urge me to think about what summer has brought so far in terms of salubrity. What is it about my days that promotes my own health and wellbeing? Too often, we fill our days with work, obligations, and endless … More Salubrity

Womanist Spirituality

In May of this year, I led a class at my church that looked at Scripture from a feminist perspective. In this introduction to feminist theology and spirituality, we surveyed the writings, artwork, and music compositions of contemporary Catholic women. Included in our study were theologians who call themselves womanist and others who name themselves … More Womanist Spirituality

A Summer Must Read

I’m spending a lot of time reading these days, principally to get a jumpstart on the book selections for my book club that resumes in September. If you read only one book this summer, let it be Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle (Free Press, 2010). For almost 30 … More A Summer Must Read

Changing Skies

Sometimes the words come first — as when I just have to share with you the latest book that inspired me. Then I look for images in my collection that come close to representing the theme. Other times, like today, I am overwhelmed by images that I feel compelled to share. In our photography class, … More Changing Skies

Happy Fourth of July

“The world is shot through with God’s goodness and grandeur, beauty, and love. Notice it, call attention to it, bring it to places where it is missing.” (Mary Stommes, Give Us This Day) Each year I create a calendar with my favorite images of the previous year. In the last couple years, I have attached … More Happy Fourth of July