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,...
Catherine of Siena: Doctor of the Church

Catherine of Siena: Doctor of the Church

In celebration of the 50th year of Catherine of Siena being named a Doctor of the Church, we’re launching a seven-part podcast. In our seventh and final episode, Dominican Sister of Hope Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP shares Catherine’s story of being the only...
Catherine of Siena: Dialogue with God

Catherine of Siena: Dialogue with God

In celebration of the 50th year of Catherine of Siena being named a Doctor of the Church, we’re launching a seven-part podcast. Who is God for you? What is your prayer life like for you? Do you speak to God in prayer, and do you listen? In our sixth episode,...