The velorio, a gathering in the home of the deceased, is a Mexican tradition that allows loved ones to gather to share meals, memories and to mourn. And, even still, life around us is a reminder that not even death can conquer our hope.
Too often, Americans of Asian descent have been made to feel invisible, our nearly two-hundred years of history in the United States erased from history books and classes, our very presence in this country questioned.
On this Trinity Sunday, Hunter D’Armond, SJ, reflects on how we show our faith through our bodies, including the Sign of the Cross.
Sometimes God can feel far away, silent, like a package we ordered but somehow got lost en route. Christopher Alt recalls how two empty tummies and a Persian poet reminds him that the gift of God’s presence can also be found in God’s absence.
In 1602, Jesuit Brother Bento de Goës was sent on a five year excursion by land across Asia to search for a legendary kingdom of Christians supposedly located northeast of India and west of China.