All Souls Day

  All Souls Day in a small town meant visiting the cemetery and remembering those in our family who died. Today I am too far away to visit family graves, so I light a candle at the Catholic Relief Services website—crs.org—and select a prayer. I also remember Jesus’ promise, the gospel for November 2nd. After Jesus toldContinue reading “All Souls Day”

Poem of the week

Visiting Iowa Sister Therese is from a small Iowa town just east of Dubuque. When Therese and Joan visited there, they hiked out to the north branch of the Maquoketa River and looked for wildflowers along the way. Joan wrote this poem:   The Maquoketa wanders still among bluffs it long ago wore away muddyContinue reading “Poem of the week”