God is there before our arrival (National Catholic Reporter)

Photo by Olia 💙💛 Gozha on Unsplash Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy.  Else we may find ourselves treading on someone else’s dreams; more serious still, we may forget that God was there before our arrival.  (Max Warren, in… Continue reading God is there before our arrival (National Catholic Reporter)

When The Road Forks: A Difficult Consolation

One of St. Ignatius’s gifts to us is his wisdom about discernment, which all began when he was struck in the leg and severely injured by a cannonball. (Read the whole story from Becky Eldredge!) This month our team of writers at Into the Deep are reflecting on our own "cannonball moments" - times when we have… Continue reading When The Road Forks: A Difficult Consolation

Servant of God, Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA

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 introduces us to the Saints Among Us, and I'm honored to share one of my favorite soon-to-be Saints - Servant of God, Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA. photo… Continue reading Servant of God, Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA

Saying No In Order to Say A Deeper Yes

Back in the Fall, a friend of mine ventured this guess, “I bet anything that come February, you’re going to have four job offers, and you’ll have to decide which ones to decline!” While I was flattered by her words of encouragement, I was also feeling quite lost in the wide open ocean of unemployment.  I… Continue reading Saying No In Order to Say A Deeper Yes

Swallowing My Own Medicine

Sage advice for singles who have ever uttered the phrase, “My parish only cares about married couples and families.” I had to swallow a big dose of my own medicine today, and it didn’t taste very good.  It’s easy to dole out advice to other singles when life is more-or-less put together!  My life has… Continue reading Swallowing My Own Medicine

The Gifts We Thought We Didn’t Need

Last night, we celebrated my final farewell at the Sheil Catholic Center.  There have been many opportunities to say good-bye to people one-on-one, but it was important to see students in this "official" capacity one last time. Thanks to everyone who joined us, for your kind words, and making the night special!  These were my remarks.… Continue reading The Gifts We Thought We Didn’t Need

In memory of Barbara Bowe, RSCJ

One week ago, the Catholic community lost an important teacher, mentor, and biblical scholar.  Sr. Barbara Bowe, RSCJ returned home to God last Sunday, March 14, 2010.  I knew Barbara as professor, advisor, and travel companion.  A kind spirit with a sharp intellect and a deep love for sacred scripture, Barbara was a genuine teacher… Continue reading In memory of Barbara Bowe, RSCJ