Margaret Cessna

Margaret Cessna is a member of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. After teaching social studies and theology in high school for 27 years, she founded and for 10 years served as executive director of Heartbeats, a network of women who developed world and minority artists. For the past 12 years, she has been a family mentor for Catholic Charities' office of Migration and Refugee Services. As a freelance writer, she has published in journals, newspapers and magazine, and has written two books.

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Easter and the marvel of face-to-face encounters with Jesus

Women and our half of the sky

What I have learned from banned books

Sometimes it is more blessed to receive than to give

The door of wonder opens up

Where have all the flowers gone?

Penina: Friendship needs no language but its own

The world is waiting

The back door to understanding the Gospel message

Passing the torch with joy

Tell me a story

We see the church with new eyes

As life ticks down, what remains are precious memories

What makes us holy? When does the past end?

Darkness may endure but grace gets us through

Pay attention to blessings, moment by moment

Jesus' story is about common folk and the divine

I'm proud to be an American sister, unafraid of coloring outside the lines

Feed the hungry, Jesus said. Really, give them something to eat. Now.

When the church hierarchy fails to guide, Mum still points me in the right direction