As part of my work for Franciscans International, I created an Advent Reflection that uses the stories of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba, the four women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, to reflect on contemporary human rights issues that disproportionately affect women. “Advent is a season of joyful anticipation. … More Advent 2017 Reflection
Peace and All Good!
On October 1st, we celebrate the feast day of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, a Discalced Carmelite nun and Doctor of the Church. Ever since I was a young child, I have had a great fondness for this great saint. I was fascinated by her Little Way, a deceptively simple path to holiness that was rooted … More The Little Way of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Today, we remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001. Every year, on the Sunday prior to the anniversary of September 11, people from all over the country commemorate the sacrifice of the hundreds of first responders who lost their lives at the World Trade Center. 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, 8 paramedics, and 1 … More 9/11 Walk of Remembrance