Spiritual Practice

I opened the closet door and lifted my turquoise mat out from where it was wedged in the corner. About ten feet from the bassinet holding my sleeping baby, I unrolled the mat slowly. The last thing my nurse called out to me was No yoga for six weeks! as I left the hospital withContinue reading “Spiritual Practice”

Reflecting the Light

We are waiting for our Savior. We are waiting for the light. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. –John 1:6-8Continue reading “Reflecting the Light”

Companions in Grief

“Ellie, are we going to pray today?” a tenth grader at church asked me during programming last Wednesday. “Yes, we are going to close in prayer today. Why?” Her chin quivered first for a moment before she broke down into tears. She found out at the end of her school day that a classmate ofContinue reading “Companions in Grief”

Seeing Possibility

A guest post from Claire Bischoff After the fasting, prayer, and almsgiving of Lent and the joyous celebration of the Easter season, we return this Sunday to Ordinary Time. While our “regular” calendar is divided into twelve months beginning in January, the liturgical year is divided into liturgical seasons beginning with Advent. Each season hasContinue reading “Seeing Possibility”

Easter Season

A guest post from Claire Bischoff Recently, a wise woman pointed out to me that while Catholics tend to spend a lot of time and energy thinking about the season of Lent, we often celebrate Easter Sunday and then forget that we are in the midst of the longest special liturgical season of the churchContinue reading “Easter Season”

Remain, Remain

A guest post from Ellie Roscher Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. You are already pruned because of theContinue reading “Remain, Remain”

Peace Be with You

via Peace Be with You. by Claire Bischoff In this Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 24:35-48), Jesus utters a seemingly simple greeting upon appearing to his disciples after his resurrection: “Peace be with you.” It is the same salutation we offer to others sitting around us at mass each week for the kiss of peace. Saying “peace be withContinue reading “Peace Be with You”

Our Suffering God

Our Suffering God by ELLIE ROSCHER Christians claim that Jesus is simultaneously fully human and fully divine. This is a difficult concept to think about, a confusing notion to believe in. Many heresies in our Church’s history center around leaning away from the human/divine balance that Jesus carried in his being, some losing sight of his humanityContinue reading “Our Suffering God”