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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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Playing with fire

Scripture for Life: Unless we are zombies, life is going to present us with conflicts. Today's Scriptures call us to discern how grace and God's Spirit are at play in the conflicts that come our way. 


Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Faith is a verb

Scripture for Life: This Sunday's three readings describe faith not as belief in something definitive, but radical openness to whatever God is bringing about. Faith keeps us in movement.


Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Time for the long view

Scripture for Life: Whether we picture our deathbed, remember the value of an onion, think about the futility of a dead man's big barns, or simply sit to appreciate the grandeur of nature, these August days are made for more than busyness and stuff. 


Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Teach us to pray

Scripture for Life: When Jesus teaches the disciples to pray, he offers a number of phrases that work together to sum up Christian life and mission. But the gist of his teaching about prayer is that God wants to give us what will give us life.