In Conversation - Global Sisters Report columnist Sr. Nancy Sylvester explains contemplation and leads listeners through the setup for a regular meditative practice.
See for Yourself - On an investigative crime program I was watching recently, one of the detectives said, "The creep is lying through his teeth. It's so obvious. I have no doubts about his guilt."
When we take a loving look at our lives, what might benefit us more: filling the hole in our life, or being in the hole with God?
There is no better way to begin this year's Lent than to show love to our brothers and sisters. God is wise; indeed God is wisdom herself. What better way to begin Lent if not by being charitable to my fellow pilgrims on earth?
Not since 1945 has Valentines' Day and Ash Wednesday fallen on the same day. I found myself intrigued by this. First, I remembered from my childhood how eager I was to see how many valentines I would receive and from whom and the weighty decision as to whom I would ask, "Would you be my Valentine?"
Lent is almost here here. John the Baptist, the locust-eating ascetic dressed in camel hair, stands on the banks of the Jordan to usher us into the Lenten season of repentance and denial on … Valentine's Day, the annual celebration of love, relationship and romance.
NCR Podcast: Anti-trafficking efforts in Haiti; younger sisters write about realities of religious life
In Conversation - Global Sisters Report's Chris Herlinger on anti-trafficking efforts in Haiti and at the U.N.; Srs. Sarah Kohles and Susan Francois talk about their new book.
I have long known that love is a package deal, complete with overflowing tenderness as well as overwhelming vulnerability to pain. What caught me up short was the sheer capacity of a single heart to hold equal portions of joy and pain simultaneously.
Christmas was a little different this year. Ever since I was a little girl, Christmas has been one of my least favorite holidays. Of course, in my family we celebrated with family and friends, and we always received gifts on the feast of St. Nicholas all the way through little Christmas. But for me, it was only stuff.
See for Yourself - "God is in this business. My kids think I'm crazy, but I believe that God is very present and actively directs my work," said Ralph, a friend for years with whom I was chatting recently.
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