Going Back to Normal Can’t Be Going Back to How Things Were

  Apr 28, 2021  Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 4 mins

With all that’s happened in the past year, going back to normal can’t be a return to the way things were. That’s because the way things were wasn’t good enough. Everything looks different. Everything is saturated with a familiar unknown, and nothing has its place just yet. I need to be alert, to note how this newness feels, to take advantage of the ensuing energy.

Talk 5: Surely, it is not I, Lord? The Passion of Jesus | Life the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat

  Apr 2, 2021  Holy Week, Lent, Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat, Video Retreats, Videos ~ Approx 1 min

This talk considers Judas’s question to Jesus at the Last Supper: Surely, it is not I, Lord? Given our Holy Week experience, it moves us into the Third Week of the Exercises, and explores the suffering of Jesus on the cross as an essential part of the Paschal mystery of the Christian faith.

This Advent I’m Thinking About Death

  Dec 2, 2020  Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 3 mins

November, we formally mark the recollection of our beloved dead, has passed away. Now we’re in the season of Advent, a penitential season, a time to take stock of what we need and whether we’re willing to wait for it. And, as if All Souls and Advent weren’t a reminder of death, we’re still living in this pandemic, which has claimed the lives of nearly 1.5 million people worldwide. This might sound dire, but we’re in Advent, so there is hope! Hope in our waiting. Take a moment and reflect with me on waiting!