The following is by our Sister Madeline Birmingham and is used with permission: – – – – – Strange, that. She’d not been there before at the top of the subway stairs. I passed her by busy with thoughts of important things. She wouldn’t miss the mite I could give. Others, with more than I, […]
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John Kavanaugh, S.J., in an article in America Magazine, in December of 2006, coined the term “Christmas-ists,” to counter what he called the “newly fashionable atheism” that had emerged in our society. These new atheists, he pointed out, are not content simply to deny the existence of God, but are convinced (and try to convince […]
September 26 is the feast day of Saint Therese Couderc. I would like to share with you a reflection by our Sister Thelma Hall on Saint Therese’s experience of “self-surrender,” which can seem so daunting to us. The following is from Sister Thelma’s book, Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina (p 23): For most […]
I was so pleased with this photo of the moon rising behind bare trees here at the Metairie Cenacle, that even though I have already put it on my photography blog, I wanted to share it here as well. Psalm 68 calls the moon a “faithful witness in the sky.” Amid all the uncertainties of […]
My first year out of college I taught in an elementary school, where I found that one of the common childhood complaints was,“That’s not fair!” (It was a complaint often directed toward the teacher.) I’ve heard it said, though, that the older we get, the less we desire fairness and the more we desire mercy. […]