The Vow of Service

She wept as she stood before me. She had just told me her daughter died and that she wanted to donate a meal at the soup kitchen in her honor. “She never let being sick stop her. She’d be out in that dinning room smiling and greeting everyone, and they had loved her,” she told…

Wisdom Will Make Herself Known

Hi all, Here is an excerpt from a paper I recently wrote for my Spirituality of Care class. The paper was about how seeing God in the world, in people, and in ourselves helps to change the world for the better. As I continue to study, I am trusting on Wisdom to make Herself known….

Haitus

Greetings everyone, I apologize for not writing in sometime. As some of you may know, I recently began working on a masters of Theology. Studying does not leave me much time for my other interests and most of my writing time goes into papers and research projects. I look forward to continuing with my blog…

Mercy Global Presence

This month I am honored to share an article I wrote for Mercy Global Presence, which is an ongoing reflection curated by the Mercy International Association at Baggot Street. The theme for September’s material is presence. Given the global nature of the Mercy family and the shared experience of the pandemic, I wrote about how…

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…