What ‘Words with Friends’ Has Taught Me About Loss and Hope

Published Jul 22, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 3 mins

My Jesuit community engaged in COVID-19 protocols after Mass on March 16. No more all-community Masses. No more going to school for class. No more ministry. A world of masks and gloves and handwashing. That evening, a friend and I had a conversation thinking through ways we could try to make the most of the indefinite future that came with pandemic.

Coronavirus Has Shifted Reality, and My Mind and Heart Are Scattered

Published Mar 18, 2020 in Blogs, Spirituality ~ Approx 3 mins

The gift of a scattered mind is that it reaches to the limits of everything I know and grasps to make sense of it. It’s the only way that a new baby girl, a recollection of old habits, a life in religious community, and a global pandemic can come together and remind me that love is greater than fear. Love is the only thing that brings my mind back to center.