Holy Ground, Holy Week

Visiting Civil War battlefields reminds Americans of a tragic time in our history. On Sunday, I went to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to see the museum and battlefield grounds. The movie, the painted “colorama” and the museum filled with archives gave me visual cues about the events of those three days in...

Lenten Pace e Bene

I broke my ankle two weeks ago. When the nurse asked about the cast’s color, I chose a bright green to remind me the cast would be off before St. Patrick’s Day. I purposely did not choose purple, the color of Lent. And yet this cast is my Lent. Having never broken anything before nor ever been...

Just Read Words

Since I work for a publishing company, I love magazine, newspaper, book and online word reading. While the visual power of television, movies and the Internet distract me from reading, I am drawn back to words since it’s where I learn the most about the world and myself. Last week, I became frustrated by...

Welcome 2013 from Franciscan Media

Welcome, 2013! Here at Franciscan Media, our goal is to serve the Church by spreading the Good News of Jesus with various print and digital products. But we’re also here to welcome each person who enters our doors with a warm “hello.” Sr. Sue Ann does that each and every day, whether on the...

Advent Anxiety

Every year, my neighbors decorate their homes with lovely Christmas decorations that first weekend following Thanksgiving. I love the lights, the greenery, the creche sets and even the blown-up Grinch and Charlie Brown figures. But I must confess it causes me anxiety. Because, while I am drawn to Christmas...

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