Tag: tijuana

Wednesday of Hope – It’s about What We Do

Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value. – Desmond Tutu

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!”

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)”

The Grateful Person

The grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference. – Thomas Merton In 2008, Sister Carla, Father Bob, and I went with a group of Dominican University students on a service… Continue Reading “The Grateful Person”

Loving Our Neighbor . . . the Immigrant

Friday’s Gospel reading is from Matthew 12:28-34 One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love… Continue Reading “Loving Our Neighbor . . . the Immigrant”

Serving the Little Ones

Students from Dominican University in San Rafael traveled to Tijuana, Mexico for a service trip. It was a wonderful experience for all involved. The students exhibited generosity, joy, and a wonderful spirit. One of the places the students enjoyed most was Casa de Cuna,… Continue Reading “Serving the Little Ones”