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

Seeking Wisdom

Yesterday, the Gospel reading was the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). That story always made me fearful and still does make me uneasy. You may recall the story. Ten virgins – five wise and five foolish – were waiting to greet the bridegroom. We’re not told why but the bridegroom is delayed, in … More Seeking Wisdom

Another Artist Date

Another artist date yesterday afternoon! This time just one hour of walking, strolling really, through some of my favorite gardens. The sun was still high in the sky, but the thick trees and tall bushes diffused the light. There was an orchid exhibit in the conservatory, but I kept that for last because I wanted … More Another Artist Date