Monthly Archives: September 2017

Photo: Afghanistan Observes 2007 International Peace Day by United Nations Photo / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Loving God, We so often and for so long hear about the guns and rockets, drones and bombs We see the pictures of death in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Congo, Nigeria, Sudan and South Sudan, Ukraine, Israel...
A Dominican Sister reflects on this third Sunday in the Season of Creation about forgiveness from the heart. Such forgiveness demands conversion and change of our actions. During this Season, she points out that we must also seek forgiveness from Earth and change our ways of living on it....
September 17th marks the anniversary of the death of Hildegard of Bingen, named a Doctor of the Catholic Church by Pope Benedict XVI on October 7, 2012. We celebrate the anniversary of her death by sharing this poetic vision of her faith....
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are slowly receding into memory, but only very slowly as the nation begins to take stock and engage in the painful work of rebuilding what has been lost to two “once-in-a-thousand-year weather events” in the last two weeks. The land lies stripped, littered with debris, seemingly...
A Dominican Sister reflects that Jesus was executed on the cross because his message of love, equality, and care of the marginalized was considered a threat to the social establishment. Yet, it is through this message that we learn who God is and how God wants us to live....
Violent Storms In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria dominated our consciousness.  Their devastating impact remains, most terribly in Puerto Rico, even as we are now in hurricane season again.  It seems helpful to draw upon the rich liturgical resources prepared by the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria...
A Dominican Friar (priest) encourages us to reverence work as spiritual. Work is understood beyond commonplace tasks. The spirituality of work teaches us that God is at work with us and that our work is not only for our own fulfillment and needs but also for each other....
Four two-hour gatherings to explore spirituality and our Christian faith as articulated by Elizabeth A. Johnson in her book: Abounding in Kindness, Writings for the People of God. Reading Johnson’s book and sharing deeply with others would be a holy and wonderful preparation for Advent and Christmas. Deepening our understanding...