Fruits of a New Experience

I had a chance this summer to do something that I had assiduously worked hard to avoid for more than 50 years – blueberry picking. But when visitingVermont, close friends of ours just gushed at their recent weekend excursion to a huge “pick-your-own” blueberry patch. I thought to myself, as I had when...

Reflections on the Peace Prayer

Though written in simple language, St. Francis’ Peace Prayer provides rich material for spiritual reflection. The following are some of my thoughts on the Peace Prayer inspired by the lines of this prayer and by the example of St. Francis. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace Like that of...

Rule With Justice

I am going to make this short and sweet. In the Second Book of Samuel, King David in his last words proclaims: “The God of Israel spoke; of me the Rock of Israel said, ‘He that rules over men in justice, that rules in the fear of God, Is like the morning light at sunrise on a cloudless morning,...

Back to the Basics

Eight months after knee surgery to fix a soccer injury, my doctor has finally given me the go-ahead to kick around the soccer ball again. Nothing too complicated quite yet, but some dribbles up and down the field and passing back and forth are allowed. And even though I’m back to just the basics, I’m...

What’s Your Motto?

One of my favorite Catholic priests introduced me to the habit of choosing a “motto”—a meaningful phrase (especially something scriptural) to give a spiritual focus to our days during different seasons. I’m starting a new chapter of my life: earlier this month my husband and I moved to...

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