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Preparing Advent

Friday, November 17th, 2017 Posted in writing | No Comments »

As the stores and malls blare out Christmas songs, Santa sits enthroned just off the food court amid giant stars and candy canes. With all that and more, is it any wonder that many of us forget there are four ...

Who’s the Host?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 Posted in writing | 1 Comment »

At the start of that day when Jesus called Matthew from his job as a tax collector, Matthew probably would have never guessed that when the day ended, instead of being surrounded by coins and receipts, he would be at ...

Transfiguration

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 Posted in writing | No Comments »

I own an icon (a print, not an original icon) of the scene called the Transfiguration. It depicts the story of Jesus taking Peter, James and John up a mountain, where he changed from being the ...

Why Ignatius Matters

Friday, July 28th, 2017 Posted in writing | No Comments »

A reflection for the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola (July 31) Ignatius Loyola matters because his message and spirituality remind us of three important truths. The first is that God’s response to our flawed and sinful world is not to withdraw ...

The Holy Spirit in Ordinary Time

Monday, June 5th, 2017 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Using an admirable economy of language, the author of a poem about the Holy Spirit says, “In you, O Spirit of God, we move and live and find our rest.” As we move from the Easter season into the time ...