If you’ve read my other blog (or plenty of posts here, for that matter), you may know that my sister, MacKenzie, is special needs.
She is funny, fun, loving and an all-around great person.
She’s also an athlete. Continue Reading
For many of us, the notion of taking our whole selves – body, mind and soul – to work is ludicrous. We reserve our souls for home and church, and not for the loud, chaotic and profane workplace. Continue Reading
Recently I had the chance to help mentor a group of awesome high school students who are involved as youth animators for the National Catholic Youth Conference. (Youth animators are young people who lead prayer, song, and movement from the NCYC main stage.) Continue Reading
As we celebrate the Feast of St. Benedict (and also the anniversary, for many of us, of our first vows), it’s appropriate to remember our monastic promises and core values. Continue Reading
Last Sunday before Mass I read a blog written by Sr. Susan Rose Francois, CSJP, called Mingling.
The last paragraph has stuck with me: “The future will be what God knows it can be, but also because of who we are and where we have been and how we are able to mix and mingle and navigate the twists and turns together… Our stories are mingling as we write the next chapter in this intergenerational tale of love, service, and faith. And that my friends is cause for celebration and praise to the God who calls us together.” Continue Reading
Jews have been praying them for 2500 years; Christians, since the time of Christ.
But why? What are the Psalms but a collection of hard-to-understand poems from a time utterly different from our own? What gives them their life? Of what importance can they be to us, today? Continue Reading
Last week, my sister MacKenzie stayed with us at the monastery. We all had a blast!
MacKenzie – who is special needs – comes every year. In fact, she puts this visit on her Christmas list. <3 Continue Reading