Anywhere and Everywhere

Anywhere and Everywhere

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. -Psalm 23:6 Fully vaccinated, we recently journeyed to Arizona.  The sounds and sights contrast greatly with Minnesota.  At least in the...
Encountering Mary

Encountering Mary

Years ago, a chance encounter in an antique store ultimately led to a reclaiming of my spiritual roots and a deeper relationship with the Divine. The encounter was with Mary, aka the Blessed Virgin, or rather, a simple unpainted ceramic statue of a young woman that...
Living Life More Fully

Living Life More Fully

I have been an advocate for talking about our mortality and befriending our death long before COVID-19 was an intimate part of our lives. COVID has forced many to contemplate their own mortality as well as  to bear the unbearable of having to say goodbye to a...
The Gift of the Passion of Jesus

The Gift of the Passion of Jesus

In Ron Rolheiser’s book, The Passion and the Cross, he asks the question “Why do we call Jesus’ suffering just before his death his passion?” He reminds us that we have understood passion to mean “intense sufferings.”  He says this isn’t wrong – however, we miss...