The Grace to See What God Sees

I am excited to join Becky Eldredge and friends as a regular contributor to the blog “Into the Deep: Exploring Ignatian Spirituality through the Voices of Women”. This month’s blog series focuses on naming the graces! St. Ignatius invites us to ask God for a grace each time we pray. This month, blog contributors share stories about… Continue reading The Grace to See What God Sees

Diving Into the Deep

I am excited to announce that I will be joining Becky Eldredge and friends as a regular contributor to a new blog “Into the Deep: Exploring Ignatian Spirituality through the Voices of Women” – I’ll be posting about once a month, beginning TODAY!  While we are an all-women writing team, our blog is not only… Continue reading Diving Into the Deep

Theology on Tap 2017

Thanks to all the great young adults who have been part of the Archdiocese of Chicago Theology on Tap this summer!  It’s always great to see familiar faces and lots of new ones, too!  If you were one of the lucky ones at Belle Luna Cafe tonight – when I conveniently forgot my handouts! –… Continue reading Theology on Tap 2017

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

Visiting the Sick

I don’t do hospitals. I was sufficiently traumatized by two separate trips to the emergency room as a child. The thought of sitting in a waiting room is enough to make me queasy!  It’s no surprise that I rejected the idea of hospital chaplaincy during Divinity school. Looking back, I’m envious of my classmates who… Continue reading Visiting the Sick

For I was Naked and You Clothed Me

This post appears on Becky Eldredge’s website as part of her ongoing series during the Year of Mercy.  I am grateful as always to offer my thoughts, and was particularly challenged by this piece on clothing the naked! When I agreed to write this reflection, I expected to remind readers about the importance of spring cleaning… Continue reading For I was Naked and You Clothed Me

Mercy Revealed on the Cross

I am grateful to my friend and fellow blogger, Becky Eldredge, during this Holy Week for the chance to share a reflection about the “Good Friday” moments of life, and how we find God’s mercy revealed on the cross. “Remain here and stay awake.”  (Matthew 26:38) I stood at Joe’s grave and wept. I never… Continue reading Mercy Revealed on the Cross


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