Turn it upside down

Daily Easter Reflections: Turning the painting upside down is an artist's trick that helps you to focus on what your painting is, not what you meant it to be. It gets you beyond the idea stuck in your mind that you were bent on creating and leads you to see what’s actually there. 


We all have our part to play in moving Lent into Easter

Daily Lenten Reflections: Have you ever been part of a theater production? The sets have to be painted. Costumes have to be designed. Music rehearsed, lines learned. There's a sense of solidarity as you all band together, working, practicing, laboring to build a living story.


During Lent, we prepare to make an honest response

Daily Lenten Reflections: During the Easter season, we renew our baptismal promises as we are sprinkled with holy water during Mass.


Springbank Retreat: the South's center for 'healing self, healing earth'

On a mild day in December, I found myself at Springbank Retreat in Kingstree, S.C. – sitting in a tipi. I’d never expected to usher in the new year at a Native American pipe ceremony, but I was moved, and honored, to participate.

I’d been looking for a spiritual place to get away for a few days after Christmas and write. I found Springbank on the Internet and wrote to director Sr. Trina McCormick, who told me to come on down.