Category: Dominican Life

Bent Over with a Burden

In today’s Gospel reading (Lk 13:10-17), Jesus heals a woman whose back is so bent and deformed, she cannot stand. There are many today who have burdens that keep them from standing and walking freely. How are we working to free and heal them?

God’s Viewpoint on Immigration

From today’s first reading: Thus says the LORD: “You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt. You shall not wrong any widow or orphan. If ever you wrong them and they cry out… Continue Reading “God’s Viewpoint on Immigration”

Walk this Way

Today is the Feast of Saint Luke; the Gospel of Luke is attributed to him.  We read today from that Gospel: Jesus said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the mast of the harvest to send out… Continue Reading “Walk this Way”

Sometimes Watercolor is Preaching

This watercolor painting of Mount Shasta was created by Sister Joanne Cullimore, OP.  Mt. Shasta is a majestic snow covered mountain that is part of the Cascades in California. It is one of the state’s 14ers, and stands 14,161 feet high.  Truly, this painting… Continue Reading “Sometimes Watercolor is Preaching”

Building Monuments

Not long ago I spent a week in Springfield, Illinois, and had the opportunity to visit both the Lincoln Museum and Lincoln’s Tomb. The exhibit in the museum was sobering, and I only wish I had more time to take it all in. For… Continue Reading “Building Monuments”

Their Lives Are a Preaching on Forgiveness

The theme is forgiveness. We know that Jesus taught us to forgive, but when the rubber hits the road, we end up feeling like the sentiment on these bumper stickers that I saw this summer at Descanso Gardens in Southern California. So, I ask… Continue Reading “Their Lives Are a Preaching on Forgiveness”

Counterpoint Images – Photo Montage as Preaching

Sunday’s second reading from Philippians tells us: “Have in you the same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the… Continue Reading “Counterpoint Images – Photo Montage as Preaching”