Blessed Stanley Rother and the People of Guatemala

On September 23, 2017, the Church will celebrate the beatification of Stanley Rother, a priest who was murdered in 1981 in Guatemala. Beatification is a declaration by the Pope that one of the deceased faithful lived a holy life and/or died a martyr’s death and is now dwelling in heaven. Beatified persons are called “Blessed.” … More Blessed Stanley Rother and the People of Guatemala

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