Admonishing the Sinner

This reflection is offered as part of a series on the Year of Mercy hosted by my friend and writing colleague, Becky Eldredge.  I have to admit, this was a tough one!  I would love to spend more time teasing out the image of "the sting of soapy water and a rough wash cloth" as… Continue reading Admonishing the Sinner

Feast of Mary Magdalene

July 22, 2016 - I was invited to give a reflection at our evening prayer celebration on the Feast of Mary Magdalene at St. Benedict Parish in Chicago.  Here are my reflections on this great witness to the Resurrection! Last Sunday at the 12 Noon mass, we celebrated a baptism – baby Raymond Edward!  I… Continue reading Feast of Mary Magdalene

Clothe the Naked -Part II

We had such a great response to the post For I Was Naked and You Clothed Me from a few weeks ago.  It raised some important questions, so we decided to continue with a second reflection this week. Thanks as always to my dear friend Becky Eldredge for sharing space on her blog! ****************************************************************** Welcomed or unexpected,… Continue reading Clothe the Naked -Part II

In Memory of Joe Palmisano, SJ

A Jesuit friend assured me that they only invite the most wise and experienced spiritual directors to serve on the 30-day retreat.  I’d had some not-so-great directors on shorter retreats, so my biggest concern about completing the Spiritual Exercises was whether or not I’d have a good spiritual director. If you have to maintain sacred… Continue reading In Memory of Joe Palmisano, SJ