I’m Sorry- Nice To See You!

How strange is it that we find the answers when we least expect it. I had one of those moments a while ago at a meeting on the New Evangelization. Before I get to that answer, let me start with the question. A few years ago, during Lent, I went to confession. Now, most people reading this are probably...

We Belong to God

Recently, one of our friars said this in a homily: “It does not matter who we are, but whose we are.” I think what he was trying to tell us is that the most important reality of our identity is that we belong to God. Once we really believe that, and appreciate what it means, everything else falls...

A Place of Our Own

This past weekend I gathered with seventeen other women for the last session of a nine month program I had participated in, the Women’s Leadership Institute at the Hartford Seminary. Once a month since September, on Friday night and all day Saturday, this group had come together in prayer, study,...

All Is Grace

The signs of God’s presence are around us all the time. Sometimes when I least expect — and certainly least deserve it — I am overwhelmed by an outpouring of grace in a collection of small, ordinary things. I’ve been feeling stressed, not sleeping well, not eating right, crying, snapping at...

Choose to be Grateful

I admit that I am way too much of a whiner. It’s not too hard to come up with a list of things to whine about.  Every day has its new aches and pains, irritable people, tedious tasks and on and on.  I’m sure you have your own list.  It’s not something I’m proud of—I struggle with it every day...

Why So Serious?

For me, the go-to film to watch when I’m desperate for a laugh is Annie Hall. It’s Woody Allen’s masterpiece, and few other films make me laugh quite like this film. One scene in particular just levels me. Allen’s Alvy Singer—a jaded and suspicious New Yorker to his very bones—is trapped at a...

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