Apostle to the Apostles

 Recently in my reflections in this Lenten season, I felt inspired to look up a little more information about Mary Magdalene. I wasn’t aware that her name is mentioned in the Gospels around 12 times—more than most of the male apostles. And I also hadn’t thought about the fact that she was with Jesus...

The Liturgy of the Hours

I grew up in a household where one of my parents was Catholic and the other Protestant. Though we were raised Catholic, went to Church every Sunday, attended Catholic grade school, we never really talked about it much at home. As I grew older and more interested in exploring my faith I spent a lot of time...

When Media Matters

One of my all time favorite shows is Les Miserables. I love the themes of sacrifice and redemption that run throughout the plot. It follows the struggles, sorrows and joys of a simple man throughout his life. He’s not necessarily a religious man, but spiritual themes resonate in this story.   This...

Laughter is Good for the Soul

A Sunday school teacher began her lesson with a question. “Boys and girls, what do we know about God?” A hand shot up in the air. “He is an artist!” said the kindergarten boy. “Really? How do you know?” asked the teacher. “You know… Our Father, who does art in...

A New Beginning

I love the season of Advent. I like the colors, the smells, the rituals, all the good things that come with it. And at the end, we get to celebrate the birth of Jesus. With all the festivities and commitments attached to the season of Advent and Christmas I often forget that this is the beginning of a new...

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