Going Deeper into the Woods

Deep in the woods I stopped for a second just to breathe in the sweet warm smell of the forest.  Desiré and I hiked for hours. Now neither of us could hear the distant sounds of cars whizzing by on the main road.  The morning’s raindrops still patter down, hitting leaves as they fell, giving a…

When We Let Go Together

When my dad read my recent article on Global Sisters Report, Socially Distant Spiritually Connected, he shared it with his spirituality group and connected it with a poem by Lynn Ungar: Lynn writes, “We are connected in ways that are terrifying and beautiful… our lives are in one another’s hands.” Our lives have always been…

Food for the Journey

The metaphor of a journey appeals to me as I think about my life. I am on an inner journey to discover myself, and work towards wholeness and healing. We are each on a spiritual journey with God. As women religious, we are on a journey together to know God more fully in our communal…

What Would You Give for a Green Future?

I was honored to be a guest blogger for Mercy Ecology this month. It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to write about. My own experience of trying to reduce my plastic consumption and go zero-waste inspired me to share the call to a greener lifestyle. The past few years have been…

Enough?

“You know what would be so good? A retreat on how our relationship with God energizes us,” Katherine said as we chatted away over the phone, sorting out the most important points for the upcoming Giving Voice retreat. We talked about our key relationships, especially our personal relationship with God, and how these energize and…

Hearing the Call Together

 “I wish I had given myself more time,” I thought to myself not for the first time during my trip to Peru. Wishing to soak up every moment, I ran through a full day of sightseeing and fun even though I nodded off on a park bench while my group waited for a tour to…

How to Say Goodbye

As I transitioned from this ministry to a new one I look back on the four years I spent serving the people of Bridgeport.

What Do You Know About God?

A friend of mine recently pointed out a reality which I have experienced, but had not yet named for myself. Sisters are expected to be theologians. It is an unspoken expectation, but present nonetheless. She expressed frustration with this because it was not her training, and I can sympathize. I have often felt unequal to…

How Do You Find Healing?

Recently, I was asked to participate in a promotional video for the diocese of Bridgeport. I’ve been ministering there as a soup kitchen chef for nearly four years now. This has given me time to get to know and serve the guests who come to eat at the center. Developing relationships with the regulars has…

A Need To Encounter

Recently I travel to DC with a sister in my community to participate in the world youth day event held in the capital. Giving Voice sponsored our trip so that we could be present with the young adults celebrating world youth day. Here is the article I wrote about our encounters during that day. Click…