Asking the Important Questions

Asking the Important Questions

“What kind of soup is that?” my son asked an elderly man sitting next to him on the Staten Island Ferry as he was eating his lunch. “Do you like it? What other foods do you have for lunch? Where are you from?” How long have you been here?” his questions continued on....
From Dormancy to New Life

From Dormancy to New Life

For eons and from the beginning of the universe, the cycle of latent dormancy unfolding and activating of life repeats over and over. Definitions: Dormancy – is inactive, latent but capable of being activated, being in and inactive or resting condition. Activate – is...
Connecting Flights and Connecting Strangers

Connecting Flights and Connecting Strangers

With so much fear of strangers, isolationism and individualism running rampant in our world today, I want to share with you a recent experience that made me realize how connected we are to one another and that deep down inside we are all the same. My husband and I...
R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

 “Namaste ~ the divinity and light within me recognizes and honors the divinity and light within you.” “I see you.” “Politically correct” has been a phrase that has come into increased usage since the 1990s to mean “disapproving of or avoiding language or behavior...
Lenten Practices

Lenten Practices

We have been encouraged to keep the Lenten Season with the three practices of prayer, almsgiving and fasting.  The practices come from the gospel we hear on Ash Wednesday which begins preparation for the celebration of the Easter Season.  We are admonished to do the...
Franciscan Lenten Journey

Franciscan Lenten Journey

In trying to focus on my Lenten Journey this year I read Pope Francis’ article on what he is encouraging for Christians this Lent. Lent is a season for us to slow down and deepen our spiritual life through fasting, prayer and almsgiving.  Many of us are use to making...