Guided by my trusty keychain flashlight and good hearing, I set off in the middle of the night to investigate the source of a wailing alarm.
We live in a world that seems to be unraveling before our eyes. But even in the midst of this collapse, there is a resurgence of grassroots efforts to make a difference.
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble keeps a small ceramic skull on her desk and tweets the thoughts it inspires daily. Despite the morbid connotations, most of Noble's tweets about death aren't really about death at all.
See for Yourself - Effie definitely enjoyed sharing about her three cats, and I enjoyed hearing about them, so it was a pleasant time together. She continued: "And for sure I know that these cats practice different religions."
Mercy Sr. Ana María Pineda, a theologian at Santa Clara University, spoke to NCR about the friendship between Archbishop Óscar Romero and Jesuit Fr. Rutilio Grande, about Romero's spiritual life and the meaning of his pending sainthood.
Like dried beans prepared for a stew, do we all need a good soaking by the love and mercy of God? What is the recipe for compassion, empathy, and embracing the DACAmented, and the undocumented among us during this season of Lent?
Notes from the Field - Will 23 be the age when I start feeling more sophisticated and mature? Will I finally feel more confident in my professional life? Will I stop feeling this sense of anticipation about waiting for my life to begin?
I just read a book that portrayed the 16th century as a dark night of faith, an overlay for our own age. The mystical tradition provides a way forward: I write this as someone who knows darkness as an "old friend" through the insight of John of the Cross.
Like the migratory birds that come from all over the world, the 14 nuns of Tautra Mariakloster come from eight different countries. In addition to trying to create unity in the community when we come from such different cultures and backgrounds, our greatest challenge is communication.
See for Yourself - We had a good laugh and I said, "I don't know too much about these beer products, but I'd be glad to help you find something."
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