March 25, 2023

Dear Reader: ‘Lily of the Mohawks’

As an Algonquin–Mohawk born in New York State, Kateri, known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” would have lived in accordance with the rhythms of the seasons.
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Just Like Us

Reflect We often try to stuff or deny our own loneliness or pain. But if we befriend it, we see we’re not the only ones who suffer. A web of compassion connects us with others who are human, wounded, limited. ...
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Reinventing Ourselves

“But some asked, ‘Surely the Messiah does not come from Galilee, does he?’” (John 7:40). We know that, although he spent much time in Assisi, Francis and his companions also traveled around the country a bit. On a few occasions ...
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A Safe Place for Ukrainian Schoolchildren 

Many Ukrainian students and their families have fled war and trauma. St. Nicholas Cathedral School in Chicago greets these newcomers with open arms and hearts. 
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The Franciscan Connection to the Stations of the Cross 

Praying the Way of the Cross is a familiar Lenten practice for many, but a closer look at this popular tradition reveals surprising connections to Franciscan spirituality. 
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