I felt marginalized after a recent meeting with a much younger sister. Fear crept into my thinking, suggesting that I no longer had anything valid to offer. Talking with Jesus about what had happened, I heard in my heart these words: "You need to get ready now."
See for Yourself - "Yes, I still use a wristwatch and, in fact, I wouldn't be without it. How else would you tell the time?"
From A Nun's Life podcasts - In this Random Nun Clip, St. Joseph Sr. Elizabeth Johnson talks about the "communion of saints" and the "cloud of witnesses."
The church has a deep structural problem that is entirely bound to ancient metaphysical and philosophical principles that at this point requires either a radical decision towards a new ecclesial structure or the acceptance of the possibility of a major schism.
See for Yourself - Do you want to be a "destination designer"? "Chief amazement officer"? "Coffee cake authority"? It's almost Labor Day, and time to appreciate some really interesting job titles.
NCR Preview: A new program, Together: A Collaborative for Theological Education, Formation, and Community, will help Catholic sisters and brothers deepen their connections and support each other’s formation.
Contemplate This - Breathe in the pain. Breathe out the gifts. I brought this contemplative practice to my prayer for sexual abuse victims — and then for the male clerical hierarchy as well.
See for Yourself - It may sometimes impede understanding, but there's a certain charm to Chinglish, like this message on a sign in a park: "The grass smiles to you, please do not trample on it."
GSR Today - Stars seem to be a universally loved symbol, and they keep popping up in my life as a rich source for contemplation.
Robert F. Kennedy's words and my religious formation experience coincided again June 6, 2018, at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., when his family and friends hosted a remembrance and celebration of his life. That day, 50 years earlier, RFK entered into eternal life, felled by an assassin's bullet.
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