Lenten Reflection: Whatsoever You Do

Lenten Reflection: Whatsoever You Do

Many of us are quite familiar with the phrase “whatsoever you do” from a traditional Christian Hymn. And while I’m sure it evokes a multitude of thoughts for each of us, I’d like to share one experience I had several years ago that nudged me to...
Lenten Series Part 1: Quotes to Inspire Mindful Fasting

Lenten Series Part 1: Quotes to Inspire Mindful Fasting

Typically, for Lent, the emphasis is on giving something up. Whether it’s fasting from sweets or something not physical like yelling, we have long been taught that fasting means abstaining from one thing during Lent. However, many sisters prefer to fast from...
Meet the Sister Who Spent Lent Begging on the Streets of France

Meet the Sister Who Spent Lent Begging on the Streets of France

When Dominican Sister of Hope Mary Alice Hannan, OP heard about a congregation of Dominican Sisters who devoted their lives to serving the homeless, she knew she wanted to meet them. There was just one caveat: the group was located in France, and they adhered to the...
Whose Feet Do You Wash?

Whose Feet Do You Wash?

Today was and is a family day. This meal during the feast of unleavened bread was a prelude to the Passover meal. This was a family meal. I am sure all the disciples —men and women— were there. I am sure all were awed by Jesus washing their feet. This service of feet...
Lenten Reflection: Worrying Can Help, Until it Hurts

Lenten Reflection: Worrying Can Help, Until it Hurts

Do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take care of itself.  Is that the message of (last) Sunday’s Gospel? There was a song years ago “Don’t Worry be Happy.” Is that what Jesus is telling us?      I think we need to remember this reading is part of the Sermon on...
Lenten Reflection: Something New

Lenten Reflection: Something New

We all enjoy “something new:” a new friendship, the opportunity of a new job or ministry, a new home, a new discovery that can lead us in a new direction, the sense of new life after surgery or treatment for a life threatening illness. The prophet Isaiah invites us to...