On the pain of losing a child

“Medically there’s nothing more I can do for you,” Dr. Mary Jo said to my husband and me. “You just have to go home to rest and … Read More

The surprising prize inside!

About a year ago, I visited some close friends of mine. They have been blessed with many children and are wonderful parents. The children, how shall I … Read More

‘Fear-less’ with Jesus

My son Sean and I were walking to the library recently to drop off some books and passed a small group of people on the sidewalk. We … Read More

Hope amidst tears and fears

It was a morning like any other in the parish where I had served. I had finished morning Mass and had come to my office to wade … Read More

Surviving marriage transitions

Summertime celebrations are a beautiful showcase of the many phases of marriage a couple goes through: weddings and baby showers, graduation parties, retirement and anniversary celebrations. For … Read More

Our Lady of the Lost and Found

My phone rang on a Sunday afternoon, it was my husband calling. “Wait until you see who I’m bringing home,” my husband excitedly told me. “Not another … Read More

Baseball in the summer of life

I was never very good at sports. Or so I thought. My childhood memories are littered with stories of my inability to make the team and to … Read More

A lesson in hope, mercy and healing

Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as ginkgo, are the only living species in the division ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. This remarkable species is found in fossils dating back to … Read More