Celebrating the Lord’s Supper At Home (again in 2021)

I wrote and posted this reflection a year ago when churches were shut down because of a spreading COVID-19. Who could have predicted that a year later, many of us would still be leading somewhat sequestered lives? While many of us will participate in Holy Thursday services in our churches, others (not yet fully vaccinated … More Celebrating the Lord’s Supper At Home (again in 2021)

Beyond Laudato Si

Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last 200 years. Yet we are called to be instruments of God our Father, so that our planet might be what he desired when he created it and correspond with his plan for peace, beauty and fullness. The problem is … More Beyond Laudato Si

The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor

A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. A true ecological debt exists, particularly between the global north and south, connected to commercial imbalances with effects on … More The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor

World of Wonders

If I were still leading a book club, this discovery would be at the top of the list of “must read” books! The World of Wonder: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Milkweed Editions, 2020) was named “Book of the Year” by Barnes and Noble and is listed on … More World of Wonders

Acts of God

Acts of God are also tiny, gentle things: a kind word delivered at the right moment; wildflowers blooming in a weedy lot; sunshine after a gray day; hope, even when things seem hopeless. (Alice Camille, religious educator)

Daybreak

Daybreak, which happens over and over again, is one more opportunity to be filled with God’s kindness and to prosper in the work we do. (Vinita Hampton Wright, managing editor, Loyola Press)

Troubles

Sometimes the troubles that overwhelm us are things that shouldn’t be given so much power. (Mary deTurris Poust, spiritual writer and blogger)