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….

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…

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…

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…

How You Can Be Compassion

Recently I spoke on a panel about the new book “In Our Own Words.”  Several people asked if I my speech would be available so here it is! When I was about to be received as a candidate Sister Elaine, my dear friend and mentor, told me to “rock the boat.”  I laughed off this…

Finding God Within

I once read that coming to knowing God is like walking around a sculpture. A photo of a sculpture cannot provide the same depth as seeing a sculpture in person where you can walk around it and see it in new light. Each vantage point provides new understanding. So it is with my relationship with…

A New Chapter

You may have noticed the new title to my blog, “Stainless Steel Sister”.  You are still in the right spot!  The pirate chapter has closed, and I have taken the page formally entitled “I’m a Pirate After All” down.  I am very fond of the pirate metaphor so it is posted one final time below…

Becoming Positive

Today I finally worked up the courage to sign up for the Closer to Free ride.  In September I’ll be riding my bike 100 miles to raise money for cancer research and care.  I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m surprised at how nervous I was just to take the first step into…

New Decade, New Life

 I just recently turned thirty, and as I begin this fourth decade of my life, as well as a new ministry, my family is also blessed with a new spark of life.  That’s right, future aunt right here!  To celebrate my birthday, and this tiny new member of our family, my sister and I went…