Hope in Darkness

Hope in Darkness

I had always believed that to live without hope would be to live in despair.  I have learned otherwise from companioning a number of people through these last years of political, economic, and social turmoil and now pandemic trauma. They have shown me that it is a...
Incarnation: 2020

Incarnation: 2020

20/20 usually refers to the clarity and sharpness of vision. 2020 AD has provided very little clear and sharp vision!  The losses, pain, grief, unrest, dissension and turmoil have us wishing for this year to end. How do we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Incarnation...
Hope in the Breach – All that Could and Should Be

Hope in the Breach – All that Could and Should Be

November 3, 2020 – Election Day, the day that this country has been gearing up for since Election Day 2016.  Four years of unsettling anxiety, apprehension, bitter fragmentation, family division and drama.  And now, at long last it’s over.  Or is it?  Election...
Being Hope: an Unfinished Symphony

Being Hope: an Unfinished Symphony

The term “unfinished symphony” comes from a quote by Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner: “We are always playing the incomplete symphony of the glory of God and it is always only a dress rehearsal. But all the hardship, the always incomplete reform is not in vain, not...
In Memoriam: Sister Joan Coffey, OP

In Memoriam: Sister Joan Coffey, OP

Readings for the liturgy: Book of Wisdom (7: 21-30), 1 Corinthians 2:6-9, Matthew 19: 27-29. Today is about remembering and, in that remembering, celebrating. In remembering, we bump up against facts about a life we knew, in this case, a woman we knew, and we have to...
In memoriam for Sister Mary Ella Morrison, OP (aka Target)

In memoriam for Sister Mary Ella Morrison, OP (aka Target)

One of my favorite authors is Abraham Heschel who once said “to remember is to love.”  And so today, we gather to remember and celebrate the life of Mary Ella Morrison: woman religious, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, sister and sister-in-law, aunt, cousin,...