Pauline Hovey is a writer living in Las Cruces, New Mexico, at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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This tension is a holy thing

Soul Seeing: Why has this internal tension of mine shown up? I suspect it's because what is being asked of me is unending. It's neither comfortable nor convenient. Nor is the outcome within my control.


The gift of an unexpected midwife

Soul Seeing: An early episode of "Call the Midwife" brought me back 11 years, when I may have been like a midwife, an intermediary.

Catholic women pursue pro-life values at the border

Catholic women have come to El Paso, Texas, to live out a call they say honors the sacredness and respect for life their faith teaches. And how these Catholic women define "pro-life" goes far beyond a single issue.


Letting go and giving all to God in 2021

Soul Seeing: Surprisingly, the tempestuous time of the past year taught me how to live a more grounded life in 2021. The key is to release my grip on the helm and trust in the providence of God.