Sometimes it’s difficult to see God present in our world, especially in the face of tragedy, but Jesus promises to be with us always. Christian Verghese, SJ, reflects on Jesus’ promise and God’s presence through community.
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Christian Verghese is a second-year regent at McQuaid Jesuit, serving as the Director of Service & Justice and teaching mathematics. Hailing from Stratford, Connecticut, Christian's family moved to Rochester, where he went to McQuaid Jesuit as a student. He then attended Georgetown University, majoring in mathematics with a minor in theology and entering the Jesuits the summer following graduation in 2015. In addition to working for Homeboy Industries in LA, his most meaningful experiences as a Jesuit include serving the Black Catholic population in North St. Louis, learning Spanish alongside his Jesuit brothers in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and teaching Ignatian Spirituality at St. Joseph's Prep in Philadelphia.
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The Good Shepherd: Guardian of Souls | One-Minute Homily
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, the one who guards us and calls us by name. Christian Verghese, SJ, reflects on this image of Jesus and the beauty of being able to bring all of our joys and concerns to the guardian of our souls.
Divine Mercy Sunday: Doors Unlocked | One-Minute Homily
Jesus appeared to the disciples behind locked doors and brought them peace. Christian Verghese, SJ, invites us to allow Jesus into the locked doors of our hearts.
Darkness Can Help Us Recognize the Light | One-Minute Homily
Sometimes moments of darkness can help us to trust and follow Jesus into the light. Christian Verghese, SJ, reflects on the story of the man born blind.
Already and Not Yet Enough | One-Minute Homily
Jesus tells us to “be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Christian Verghese, SJ, reflects on how we live up to this calling.
Building a Friendship with God | One-Minute Homily
Do we ever turn to God as a servant to a master or a child to a parent? God is looking for something more. Christian Verghese, SJ, reflects on building a friendship with God.
God Responds to Tragedy by Sending the Spirit
In the wake of the mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, Christian saw firsthand how the Spirit came upon a community beset by grief.
Greg Boyle’s radical theology invites us to tenderness
Images of state violence against gang members in El Salvador troubled Christian. In Greg Boyle’s new book and in his experience at Homeboy Industries, he found a radically different approach.