Remembering a Witness

Remembering a Witness

I have in my kitchen a cupboard dedicated to cookbooks. They include many that were products of various parishes and given to me by friends. One that is especially important was compiled by members of my home parish and includes recipes from people I knew as a child....
Questions

Questions

Where have you come from?Who are your ancestors?What has been passed down to you?What have you learned?How did you get here? Where are you going?Who have you followed?When have you led?Where do you find direction?What happened?What’s next? What do you see?What do you...
Run So As to Win

Run So As to Win

In the first reading for today’s Eucharist (Friday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time) we read the words: “Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win.” (1 Cor. 9:24) We are again in football...
Circle Round . . .

Circle Round . . .

Circle round for freedom.Circle round for peace.For all of us in prisonCircle for release. Circle for the planet.Circle for each soul.For the children of our childrenKeep the circle whole. A friend who recently spent time at our home taught me this song one evening as...
Unnamed Disciples

Unnamed Disciples

“…And there were also ‘many other women’ who had come up with him to Jerusalem…” (Mark 15:41; Matt. 27:55) Among the many were mothers and their daughters, women who were alone and some who were surrounded by others. There were women who made mistakes and women who...
The Difference a Pronoun Can Make

The Difference a Pronoun Can Make

Recently, no matter where I turn, I keep coming across the same theme.  When this happens, experience has shown me that it means,  ”Listen Up!”  The Spirit is trying to get my attention. Through a recent assembly, homily, and book, the theme that jumped...

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