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Entering through the Mess

There was no mess anywhere and mess always provides an entry point. – Ann Belford Ulanov This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will… Continue Reading “Entering through the Mess”

Wednesday of Hope – When Hope is Born

Oft hope is born when all is forlorn. – J.R.R. Tolkien This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will be related to groundlessness and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – When Hope is Born”

What Meaning in Lola’s Face?

The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face.”  – Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 233

Are We Ready? It’s Almost Here!

Birthing By Mark Unbehagen How does one birth peace. . . in a world that seems to prefer the profits of war? How can one birth hope. . . in a time when devastation is born of poverty and pandemic? How does one birth… Continue Reading “Are We Ready? It’s Almost Here!”

We Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

  Today is the Feast of La Virgen de Guadalupe. I share a stylized image from a photo that I took in the National Shrine in Washington, DC, and I had to include a YouTube video of the people in the cathedral in Mexico… Continue Reading “We Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe”

Just Smile!

I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish. – Mother Teresa

Joy and Pain

Don’t be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being joyous. – Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Alchemical Wisdom

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime (iPhoneography)

This last week Sister Carla and I accompanied students from Dominican University on a service trip to Tijuana. We stayed at Casa de los Pobres, served the poor there, painted a house, held a carnival for the children in another colonia, and had moving… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime (iPhoneography)”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

We conveniently forget what we have been taught. For we read in Deuteronomy 10:19: So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land.” And our President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, Remember, remember always, that all… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign”