And in the time of Jesus, the Jewish people would call these scholars: “Lamps of the universe” or “lights of the world.” These scholars brought light - a symbol for understanding, for truth - to the people.
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com If “easter” can be a verb, then let’s allow it. Poet Gerard Manley Hopkins famously penned, “Let Christ easter in us, be a day spring to the dimness within us.” I find myself drawn to the subject in this subject-verb agreement. It is not *I* who easters. It is Jesus who easters. …
The muscle I most need to exercise right now
And so I need to exercise my Margin Muscle. I need to get stronger at limiting my in-person commitments outright. I need to muscularly resist the temptation to stack my calendar and regularly look at the whole picture with these questions:
Lent approaches. Well, the *calendar* says it's Lent, but many of us feel like Lent has descended upon us and remained for 2 years... Below you'll find some Lent resources if you want to dig in and honor the season in 2022. All of these opportunities meet synchronously online. I invite you to find one …
Discover ways to honor your Advent 2021.
2021 Advent Retreat
I am so pleased to bring you this retreat offering this Advent. I'm working with some friends from the Discerning Deacons project to offer you a time to gather for outstanding preaching, gorgeous music, and a chance to connect with like-minded folks working with justice and peace in the Church and in the world.
Episode 33 :: Preaching Hope with Kayla August
Kayla August is a vibrant, up-and-coming leader in the U.S. Catholic community. Maybe you heard her preach on Christmas Eve 2020 on Catholic Women Preach. Maybe you heard her speak at the 2021 FutureChurch Feast of St. Mary of Magdala. Maybe you heard her just last month at Saturdays with the Saints at Notre Dame …
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Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Keynote Address
I am delighted to contribute this keynote address for the high school track, online edition of this year's Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Enjoy this piece that outlines the 2021 theme: Imagining a Path Forward: Reflection, Reckoning, and Kinship. Watch the video here. transcript: Do you remember March 13, 2020? I do. I woke up …
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Episode 32: Catholic Climate Covenant with Anna Robertson
You know how sometimes you hear someone talk about climate change… global warming, the island of plastic in the ocean, the destruction of forests around the globe, all that stuff and you feel just so weighed down, guilty, and well, hopeless? Get ready for a hope fire hose… Anna Robertson is the Director of Youth …
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Episode 31 :: Priestess with Erin Duffy-Burke
We talk about Mary and Jesus, birth and death, trees and books. We talk about her call to the priesthood and why she uses the word priestess to describe it. Stay tuned for a contemplative conversation about what Erin has learned so far about life and spirituality.