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Stories in Stones

January 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

I have a little bag of pebbles. They’re so attractive that I use them as visual aids for retreats and workshops. One day during a retreat in Ireland, I spread out the stones on a table. To my [...]

Magis 2016

January 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Magis is a pre-World Youth Day gathering of young adults from around the world sponsored by the Jesuits. Young adults will travel this July to Poland for community, prayer, and Ignatian experiments [...]

Seeing Christ in Others

January 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

Early in my spiritual journey, I frequently read how important it was to see Christ in others. In particular, I admired Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, who saw Christ “in the disguise of the poor.” [...]

Finding Dory, Finding My Grandmother

January 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

The hype has started for the release of Disney-Pixar’s new movie, Finding Dory (the sequel to Finding Nemo), and it has me thinking of my grandmother. Yes, the movie is making me really miss my [...]

Dear Pope Francis

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

What would you write in a letter to the Pope? Children around the world were invited to send their questions to Pope Francis, and he personally responded to 30 of them in his first book for children, [...]

God Looks at Me

January 15, 2016 // 13 Comments

While reading Pope Francis’ book, The Church of Mercy, I stopped in my tracks. He asks, “Do you let yourself be looked at by the Lord?” I wondered if I take time to be aware of God’s gaze [...]

Faced with What We Lack

January 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

With the end of each year I typically find myself in a state of hopefulness for the next year. I want to make resolutions like eating healthier, exercising, and praying more. But I also find that my [...]

A Gratitude Resolution

January 13, 2016 // 2 Comments

When I was a girl, I was a Girl Scout. Thankfully, we had an active troop leader who took us on all kinds of outdoor excursions, from camping and hiking to ice tobogganing, in all kinds of weather. [...]
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