Hope in Synodality

Hope in Synodality

On June 20 the Vatican released the working document for the Church’s synod on synodality, discussions of the world’s bishops scheduled for October 2023 and October 2024. The document provides a “blueprint” for discussion of critical issues...
Hope through Transformation of Life

Hope through Transformation of Life

Up until this stage of my life, I seemed to have faced the challenges, the problems, the seemingly over bearing circumstances of life in the spirit of Hope and amidst many prayers, intercessions and reflections, I continued on the journey. When this stage, aging,...
Living into Hope: A New Dawn

Living into Hope: A New Dawn

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up  and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” -Anne Lamott On July 20, 1995 I was privileged to be a part of the Founding Chapter of...
Hope from the Soul Window

Hope from the Soul Window

It is said that “the eyes are the windows of the soul, and so, as I gaze out from my own “soul window,” I see an abundance of life and hope, even in the midst of a pandemic, division, racism and injustice, even in the midst of marginalized and hungry...
Hope’s Disguises

Hope’s Disguises

As I was reflecting on the question, what is hope and what does it mean to me, it occurred to me that we use the word “hope” a lot, liberally, casually, and almost without thinking. For example: I hope that you have a nice day, I hope that you get a lot done, I hope...
The Irony of Hope

The Irony of Hope

What to say about “hope” during this most unusual time in history? It strikes me as ironic that, as we Dominican Sisters of Hope designated 2020 as “A Year of Hope” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our founding, the rest of the world could not see 2020 come to an...