They’re Playing Our Song

They’re Playing Our Song

Weddings are moments of celebration and revelation. On that day, many will learn that the couple has a piece of music they call “their song.” And, for the first time as a couple, they will dance to their song before all present. Through their song all will know them...
Hope Is Not Cancelled!

Hope Is Not Cancelled!

Image c/o Kerry O’Shea Gorgone In this time of quiet, social distancing, and isolation in the cocoon of my living space, I wondered what am I spinning around myself? Is it fear . . . disbelief . . .  vulnerability to the reality of our natural journey? Am I...
Hope: The Dearest Freshness

Hope: The Dearest Freshness

What a surprise to see an episode recently on CBS-TV’s Sunday Morning about our 21st century versions of Victory Gardens. For those too young to remember, the idea of Victory Gardens was born as World War II approached, to urge people to grow rather than to buy food,...
Hope as Paradox

Hope as Paradox

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the Spring of hope, it was the Winter of despair…” These powerful words, although penned by...
Loving Hope

Loving Hope

After receiving and accepting the invitation to offer some reflections on hope as we celebrate 25 years as Dominican Sisters of Hope, I find myself drawn to a more personal rather than theological approach. I think that’s because I realize that I have found my own...
Mindful Hope

Mindful Hope

Waiting in Mindful Hope is the title of a book by Martina Lehane Sheehan and her reflections have caught my attention. She offers three vital movements in the spiritual life: waiting, mindfulness and hope! She suggests that these are at the cornerstone of authentic...