Joe Simmons, SJ trades in his midwestern autumn nostalgia for the warm hills of California and finds himself (literally) running to prayer.
Joe Simmons, SJ explores a few pages of the ‘Book of Nature’ and finds himself falling for autumn.
Joe Simmons counts down 32 reasons to celebrate this Labor Day.
“I know no psychology of sleep, but I do trust my experience. I’ve grown accustomed to rushing through days long enough that I rarely let all the stuff that comes my way sink in…”
Finding one of his heroes at a quiet, Saturday morning mass spurs Joe Simmons’ thoughts on friendship, imagination and spiritual equality.
Is Pope Francis lowering the bar for believers by saying that even atheists are redeemed? Joe Simmons takes stock of the fearful answers given by the indignant voices inside us.
A few weeks ago I got a glimpse of the pride – and protectiveness – a parent might feel for her child. It felt awesome.
In the midst of national tragedy, Joe Simmons sees Facebook as a window into our desire for communal comfort in our anxiety and anger.
Joe Simmons finds that Pope Francis’ attention to deeds rather than words is interrupting his writing time.
Channelling his love for kids, and the lovely Ms. Meg Hunter-Kilmer, Joe Simmons says thanks to parents.