Great God, who has told us
“Vengeance is mine,”
save us from ourselves,
save us from the vengeance in our hearts
and the acid in our souls.
I believe in God
who made us all
and whose divinity
infuses all of life
with the sacred.
The Thomas Merton Center in Palo Alto, CA, a Catholic lay-led organization that fosters the development of ecumenical spirituality, is hosting a webinar with Joan Chittister, Saturday, June 5 at 1
The hard moments of life come when we feel ourselves overwhelmed by a sense of uselessness. We see people around us doing important things, public things, impressive things.
Gerard Manley Hopkins, the great Jesuit poet, said in his poem, “The May Magnificat,” that the reason May is Mary’s month is that it is the season of growth.
Dear God, creator of women in your own image,
born of a woman in the midst of a world half women,
carried by women to mission fields around the globe,
From Where I Stand April 8, 2021 NCR
From Where I Stand March 17, 2021 NCR
This is going to be a COVID-19 kind of Lent, and that may be one of the best things that ever happens to our spiritual lives.
From Where I Stand February 11, 2021 NCR
From Where I Stand 9/17/2020 NCR
They call it a "pandemic," meaning occurring all over the world, all around the globe. Horrible. Overwhelming. Heart-stopping.
From Where I Stand January 21, 2021 NCR
From Where I Stand December 31, 2020 NCR
From Where I Stand 12/10/2020 NCR