The Gift of Years

The Gift of Years

Recently I was reading a book, The Gift of Years, Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister.  She talks about “meaning,” what are we when we are not what we used to be?  Society has a tendency to measure us by what we do, how much, our roles or positions.  So when...
Leaving Behind

Leaving Behind

“As one door is closed in your life a new one opens before you.  Pause briefly at this threshold and know that what you are leaving behind is for the best…” M. E. Miro   This quote from a book that I was reflecting on “Open the Door” by Joyce Rupp, challenged me...
The Blessing Cup

The Blessing Cup

The Blessing Cup first appeared in 1979.  Its popularity of this ritual happens in families, base Christian Communities, Faith Formation sessions, sacrament preparation, adult formation and welcoming new people to faith communities.  People along the way have offered...
Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

These last few months I have been thinking a lot about our stories.  Stories as a Christian handed down for many years until they went into print, the Bible.  Our country’s stories:  the stories of us as immigrants, our history as a country and the history we are...
Kind Words Will Echo

Kind Words Will Echo

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa.  Recently my daughter gifted me with a book entitled, A Grandmothers Prayers, by Kay Swatkowski.  The book has daily readings related to many life experiences.  One of the...