Mary M. McGlone is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and a historical theologian currently writing the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States.

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Third Sunday of Advent: Joy and metanoia in action

Scripture for Life: Metanoia is an approach that both hopes and works for the time when things will be as God created them to be. John the Baptist pointed out what that looks like in action.


Second Sunday of Advent: Into the desert with John

Scripture for Life: The desert is where our soul finds room to expand, where we can remember what we really thirst for. This is the desert we can choose when we want its blessing.


The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: Like a Son of Man

Scripture for Life: What are we celebrating with today's feast? Some say that when Pope Pius XI established the feast of Christ the King in 1925, he wanted to combat secularism and also, some say, to remind the nations of Europe that the Catholic Church remained more important than political realms. 


Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Apocalypse is promise

Scripture for Life: The Book of Daniel and Mark's Gospel invite us into the apocalyptic mindset, a point of view that proclaims that the worst of times will give birth to the best of times. Apocalypse simply means revelation or "uncovering."