The Witness of Love: Of Gods and Men

We are pleased to welcome guest blogger Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, who will be contributing to our blog. This is her first post.  Not long after midnight on March 27, 1996, seven Trappist monks were kidnapped from the monastery of Our Lady of Atlas in Tibhirine, Algeria. After two months in captivity, they...

Of Mud and Other Signs of Spring

This is NOT a sign of spring. Here in New England, the birds are starting to sing again outside. That means spring is approaching. Slowly, steadily—it will bump around in the shadows for at least a few more weeks, teasing us with 40 degree temperatures that drop down to 20 in the evening and come wrapped...

Dogs in My Circle of Love

As a never-married person, I usually feel lonely around St. Valentine’s Day. That’s particularly true right now since I no longer have a dog.  Dogs prove God’s unconditional love. And over the years six dogs taught me this.  Family Dogs The first dog I ever knew was my grandparents’ dog, Whiskers,...

Looking for Love?

“Love stories never go out of style,” writes Allan F. Wright in his latest book, The Bible’s Best Love Stories. We read stories about love, we view films about love, we listen to songs about love, we text others about our love, we post our love on Facebook. Most of us have experienced love in some...

Cry Freedom

Rosa Parks changed history when she refused to yield her seat on that Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1956. A lesser-known piece of history reveals that one of the motives behind her act was that she was haunted by the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till the year prior. Parks was, simply, fed up. Till, a...

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