Amid habit loss and diminishing biodiversity, I'm watching a new species evolve in a curious new habitat: the birds of Home Depot. Why does my heart ache when I hear them calling from the plastic shelves of paradise?
Sister Janet's ministries included 35 years of medical service to people who live in poverty in Kentucky, New Mexico, Texas and a colonia in Anapra, Mexico. She was also one of GSR's first contributors.
Soul Seeing: To relinquish the idea that I had to be a superhero, saving Syracuse for Jesus, was not easy. I mean, that's why the people in the Syracuse Diocese thought so highly of Fran Dempsey, wasn't it? She was doing such a good job of saving them.
Simply Spirit: Some pretty amazing, 21st century women and men joined me on a pilgrimage in cherishing these oft-hidden women whose tomb motifs depict them in authoritative ecclesial postures, teaching and preaching the good news of Jesus Christ.
Contemplate This - Listen to Jesus' life. Listen to the words of Jesus on the cross. Listen to what is happening in our world and on our planet.
Horizons - The sacred spaces of our lives, after all, are spaces that have always just been waiting for us to enter. It is not our presence that sanctifies them. Each moment is holy. Our recognition of the Sacred in our midst, though, opens up a space to receive the sacred deep within us.
From Where I Stand: St. Benedict of Nursia's sixth degree of humility is an antidote to the crush of pressure, to the seedbed of envy, to continuing and underlying dissatisfaction with the self.
We start subtracting, preparing our lives for the point opposite of our birth point on the diamond. We become reflective about all sorts of things, including spiritual readiness for the narrow gate — as the gate was narrow when we began.
Horizons - In reading about our community's founder, Mother Theodore, what I observe in her interplay of real risk and humor is a lightness and freedom of heart that only comes from deep faith. I've come to the conclusion that we may need humor in these times more than ever.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - In this random nun clip, Sister Maxine and Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon are joined by special guests: freshmen and sophomore students.
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