Taizé Advent Prayer

I'm so grateful for the opportunity to offer a reflection during the Taizé Advent Prayer service at St. Mary of the Lake last night. Special thanks to Michael Ruzicki, all of our musicians and readers, and everyone who joined us for a beautiful evening of prayer. Below is my reflection. Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash For many… Continue reading Taizé Advent Prayer

Advent Reflection: Finding God in the Emptiness

Advent is a season of remembering a great act of love, God becoming human.  Our Advent series on the Into the Deep blog is called, "Advent;  Love Like God". I am excited to join Becky Eldredge and friends as we reflect on the ways God’s love is made manifest in the lives of ordinary people, like you and… Continue reading Advent Reflection: Finding God in the Emptiness

Uniquely Created: Called and Sent for Mission

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 the ways each of us are uniquely created - formed by God, each with unique gifts, to fulfill the need for love in the… Continue reading Uniquely Created: Called and Sent for Mission

Confessions of a Novena Skeptic

My friend Matt (Rounding30) was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma.  As far as cancer goes, this is by far the “best kind of cancer” one could have.  He has been assured by doctors and survivors that Hodgkins is curable.  He is in excellent health with no real symptoms (other than a big lump on his… Continue reading Confessions of a Novena Skeptic

Chocolate Chip Spirituality

It is a good thing that I did not give up cookies for Lent! Last week was Reading Week at Northwestern University, and the Student Advisory Board at the Sheil Catholic Center enthusiastically hosts “study days”, where we dole out an extra dose of Sheil hospitality.  Our volunteers conjure up inordinate amounts of snack food… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Spirituality