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God's mouthpiece for vulnerable children
Jen Lilley didn’t just play a mom in her recent Hallmark Channel movie “Harvest Love,” she became a foster parent in real life because of her passion for children in the most vulnerable circumstances. Growing up, her family’s home sometimes served as a “safe house” for youth because her father was a judge, and her mother ran a crisis pregnancy center that helped young women going through unplanned pregnancies choose life for their unborn babies – or offered them counseling if they had already chosen otherwise. More ...
Sunday, January 21, 2018

How can it all have a happy ending?
There’s a line in the writings of Julian of Norwich, the famous 14th century mystic and perhaps the first theologian to write in English, which is endlessly quoted by preachers, poets, and writers: But all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. It’s her signature teaching. More ...
Sunday, January 21, 2018
How do you echo your faith?
Catholic singer-songwriter Matt Maher is the dad of three kids under the age of six, and he realizes that they learned to talk by echoing what they heard him and his wife say. More ...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Enriching our spiritual lives with an investment in sacred time
On a recent visit to the local convenience store, I turned from the cash register and came face to face with a large display of chocolate Easter eggs. I paused for a moment to collect my thoughts. More ...
Monday, January 15, 2018
Where gladness and hunger meet
You may have heard this before: "The place to which God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." More ...
Monday, January 15, 2018
Need to recharge your batteries
In late December, as I returned home after an enthusiastic excursion to gather my last Christmas presents, the clicker to my parking garage door died. It looked like it was working; the little red light blinked just as it should when I pressed the "open" button. More ...
Friday, January 12, 2018
The bottom line of our being is to follow Jesus
What are you looking to accomplish with your life? For you, what is the bottom line of your existence? More ...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Plan B and some more
As the new year is often the season for making plans, my attention was captured in a gift shop by a plaque that offers the wisdom, "There is no Plan B." I wanted it for my studio (my craft and workspace that I refuse to call an office). More ...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Discernment begins in the everyday
The cold invigorated my friend and I as we walked quad by quad through campus after an evening Mass. More ...
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Christina Capecchi: For New Year's 2018 resolution, consider faith-based self-care
The themes emerge predictably. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we gravitate toward the biggies: get healthy, get organized, get a life. We vow to travel more, read more, save more and volunteer more. We conjure visions of the expansive, to live life to the fullest. More ...
Friday, January 5, 2018
The sacrifice at your hands
"Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father." More ...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Reflections on a holy season
Guess what? I have a secret to tell you. Maybe you already know it if you’re a regular churchgoer, but a lot of the country doesn’t. So here it is: it’s still Christmas. More ...
Saturday, December 30, 2017
'Thank you for your service'
Together with another Little Sister I was invited to represent our Congregation at a somewhat exclusive reception during the Christmas season. More ...
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Gun violence: Have we forgotten?
My friend Shevaun was nearly seven months pregnant when shots rang out all around her in Las Vegas Oct. 1. More ...
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Resolutions for 2018
I think there is no holiday we so look forward to and are so happy when it's over as Christmas. More ...
Thursday, December 28, 2017
What sets us free?
November's XXX release of the iPhone X and the Xbox One X lent new meaning to the greeting, Merry Xmas. Far from its Greek roots as an abbreviation for Christ (chi), X became marketing-speak for technological sophistication. More ...
Saturday, December 23, 2017
God really loves you
The storms of life are passing, but God’s love is unchanging. Stone Age people thought that the weather was God’s way of expressing his various moods. More ...
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Recognizing the fear of God as wisdom
Why don’t we preach hellfire anymore? More ...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Minding the moments

Have you ever looked at photos from a memorable event and thought, "Oh, no. I blinked!"

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Sunday, December 17, 2017



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