Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace

I love music from lots of different genre, but there is one song that every time I hear it, I get goose bumps all over. That song is “Let There Be Peace on Earth”.  To me, this is more than just a song; it’s a beautiful prayer of hope and peace. Those goose bumps I mentioned always get me at the same...

My Secret Weapon

Recently I’ve found myself praying a daily Rosary. Prior to this, I would maybe pray the Rosary once or twice a week, very randomly. But now it’s become a regular habit. My favorite time is often around 2:00 a.m., when insomnia visits and I might be tempted instead to…confession time…catch up...

Climb On

An avid rock climber while I was living in Colorado, I found many connections between the challenging rock I was climbing up and the more figurative boulders I was facing down below. Rock climbing is all about adjusting, anticipating change. One moment you’ve got a firm hold on steady rock, and the next...

My Daily Bread

Much of my attention the past few weeks has been spent on bread. I’ve been writing the August issue of Bringing Home the Word, four Sunday reflections on the Bread of Life discourse in John’s gospel. We just celebrated the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Katie Carroll and I worked on a...

Nuns on the Bus

U.S. sisters (a.k.a. “nuns”) received loads of attention from certain Vatican offices these last few months. Whether it’s the apostolic visitation report, the assessment of the LCWR or the critique of a book, if you follow Catholic websites and blogs, one would think this is the only news nuns are...

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