Called to the holiness of everyday life

In 2 Cor 5, Paul says that Jesus “died for all so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who for … Read More

Trust that seeds will take root

Sr. Sophie had been Mara’s high school literature teacher, so it was only logical that she would be one of the first people Mara called to share … Read More

Devotion enhances eucharistic belief

The church affords us a few times each year to focus on one of the mysteries and treasures of our faith — the holy Eucharist. Holy Thursday … Read More

In times of doubt, Jesus is with us

This reading from the Gospel of Matthew should be a special comfort to us today when it feels like danger is everywhere and every news story makes … Read More

Live the fruits of the spirit

Toward the end of the second reading from Galatians, Paul lists the fruits of the Spirit. They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and … Read More

Are you a co-worker with the Lord?

“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.” “Are you saved?” The question can pop up almost anywhere. Answer “yes” and you’re in; “no” and you’re out. … Read More

‘Love one another as I love you’

What is love? The answers to this question may be as varied as the people who will read this brief reflection. As Catholic Christians, the most important … Read More

Actions still speak louder than words

It was late in the afternoon when my friend called. She had just been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The prescribed treatment would be difficult; … Read More

Jesus is the path to salvation

The Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Easter is always reserved for a passage about the good shepherd. In these passages we get descriptions of Jesus’ reflection … Read More

Trust in the seeds of new life

She was neither very young nor very old. She’d come looking for help. When I met her in the gathering space at church she was trembling and … Read More