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Holy Trinity: Voice, Word, Breath

One of the foundational but difficult to understand doctrines of Christianity is the Holy Trinity. We define the Holy Trinity as “Three...

Tending My Inner Garden

Lord, as the earth greens, the trees bud, and flowers bloom, welcoming the warmth of spring, awakening to new life, so my inner garden...

Is it the end of the world?

The Revelation to John, sometimes referred to as the Book of Apocalypse, is the last book in the Bible. Many people are afraid of...

Jesus on the Cross . . . still

Your hands nailed to the cross are the hands of every person who labors continuously to serve the needs of the poor and vulnerable; the...

Mary of Bethany Anoints Jesus

On this Monday of Holy Week, we hear the story of Mary of Bethany anointing Jesus (John 12:1-11). Martha has prepared a dinner for Jesus...

Enter into the scenes of Holy Week

As we enter into Holy Week, I invite you to use your imagination to personally experience the moments of Jesus’ Passion, Death, and...

Call me out, O Lord

O Lord, I am bound by all the wrappings of this world: the expectations of others, the worries and concerns in my heart, the pain and...

New Heavens and a New Earth

I can imagine a world of peace. No more war or violence. No more dissension or division. No more fear or despair. I can imagine a world...

Awaken to Christ's Love and Mercy

“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” ~ Ephesians 5:14 Saint Paul’s image of awakening from sleep...

Welcome, Spring!

Welcome, Spring! You bring hope... Hope for light after the dark winter; Hope for warmth after the cold winter; Hope for new life after...

Oh, the pain of being pruned and weeded

"Sir, leave [the fig tree] alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not,...

Lent, a time of climbing the mountain

When asked what Lent is, most of us probably say that Lent is a season of sacrifice. It is joining Jesus in the desert for 40 days in...

You are Dust

by Mary Harmon-Vukic Associate Professor Department of Psychology Providence College “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall...

Living in Love

I am convinced that anyone who sows seeds of discord or condemns others is acting under the influence of the evil spirits - diabolos, the...

Nearing the End Times

As we near the end of the Church (Liturgical) Year, our Sunday readings are focused on the end times. At first glance, it sounds like...

Living as Missionary Disciples

The Pope’s prayer intention for this month is that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by...

Nothing really depends on me

I am writing this as I am in quarantine for testing positive for COVID-19. While my symptoms are mild, I am unable to go about life as...