May 15, 2020

Embracing Advent

At the heart of Advent are these key themes: attention, trust, and celebration.
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Eucharist | Photo by Laura Allen on Unsplash

Letting the Eucharist Work in Us

Sister Holda, my Franciscan sixth-grade teacher at St. Peter’s in Skokie, Illinois, made all of us memorize Anima Christi.
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St. Gianna Beretta Molla is seen with her children in this 1959 photo. The Italian doctor and mother, who sacrificed her own life for the life of her child, was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2004. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Springfield)

Gianna Beretta Molla: A Saint for Mothers

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about being a mom, it’s that it’s not always easy. And that while we relish the tender moments, sometimes it involves making tough choices. Enter Saint Gianna Beretta Molla—pediatrician, wife, mother, saint.
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Jesus risen

Easter and the Coming of the Holy Spirit

After the crucifixion of Jesus, Scripture tells us that the disciples were in the Upper Room and the doors were locked “for fear of the Jews” (John 20:19).
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Letters that read let it go | Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Free Yourself by Forgiving

In the stillness, when the silence seems mystical and we are by ourselves in a comforting place, we can sometimes hear the whispers of higher things. One of these is forgiveness.
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people holding a lantern | Photo by Sourabh Barua on Unsplash

Wendell Berry on Humility

When I was young, my family took a trip to the Epcot Center at Disney World.
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