Soul Seeing: The integration of indigenous wisdom, typically associated with a deep love for the natural environment, is hindered by our unexamined religious attitudes.
A small c catholic: Perhaps it is within Christianity's long mystic tradition that apparitions of the Virgin Mary, such as that reported by three children in Fatima 100 years ago, belong.
My Table Is Spread: My granddaughter was learning home before she breathed air or saw sunlight or felt the touch of a hand, and my dying aunt was yearning for home, too.
When I entered religious life almost 40 years ago, living singly was not one of my expectations. Having grown up in a family that taught me to share, persuade and compromise, I had a bit of a head start adjusting to community life and have grown to love and value it deeply.
Spiritual Reflections: If you are presiding at the liturgy on Jan. 1, try this: Ask the assembly what we are celebrating today. Most people will look at you as if you just emerged from hibernation.
Young Voices: The word "martyr" means witness, and the Syrian witnesses blow me away.
Soul Seeing: Gift-giving traditions are at the heart of being made in the image and likeness of love; they connect us to something beyond ourselves.
Spiritual Reflections: The Gospel of Christmas invites us to reexamine our expectations. Where do we seek God? For thousands of years, God has been in the habit of appearing among us in the most unobtrusive ways.
Faith and Justice: The early Christians saw in Jesus the fulfillment of the hopes and promises of Isaiah. What they gradually realized was that they are now the body of Christ in the world.
Young Voices: I am following the points of deep desolation and of true consolation as I line up how I have paid attention to how the spirit has shown up in my life.