I've kept the possibility of the immortality of the canine spirit as an open question. Should canine acts of kindness and compassion, not repaid in this world, go unrewarded in the next?
See for Yourself - My friend John has that unchanging air about him, as we see each other but don’t realize that it's been an entire year since we last connected. This year, however, John is moving a little slower.
Get out your old state driver's manual, the one that helped you to prepare for the written driving test before you ever got behind the wheel. Turn to the section on road signs and find the sign for two-way traffic. It may just be what's needed to help you negotiate what's being called our "post-truth" era.
GSR Today - The brief documentary film "Sister Jaguar's Journey" conveys the moving story of Sister Judy, a tale of childhood trauma, healing from memories and an encounter with an actual jaguar in the Amazon.
The Life - Good coffee. A walk in the bush. A catechism class for sixth-graders. But also prayer, parish visits and cherished time spent in community. In this latest installment of The Life, our global panel of sisters talk about how Sundays become days of physical and spiritual rejuvenation, of dreaming and visioning.
Recently, Mary Hunt, a good friend and co-director with Diann Neu of WATER (Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual), emailed me. Mary is very committed to contemplation and asked me about swimming as a type of contemplative practice similar to Thich Nhat Hanh's walking mediation.
See for Yourself - The beautiful longhand with its display-card-quality perfect shaping of the letters belied her years of teaching the primary grades. I, for one, remember vividly the penmanship classes in grade school several times a week.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - Adrian Dominican Srs. Mary Beth Howell and Dusty Farnan share their guidance for those working their way through the winding path of discernment, and trying to understand God's calling in their lives.
Truth can become corrupted if we latch on to some piece of data that fits a preconceived notion of our own, but that is not critically examined. Truth also entails that we live with a heart open to others.
Was it a coincidence that this happened on the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus? On June 3, 2016, Pope Francis raised the July 22 celebration of St. Mary Magdalene from a memorial to a liturgical feast.