Reading Pema Chodron with Sister Jo-Ann Iannotti

Reading Pema Chodron with Sister Jo-Ann Iannotti

If there ever was a time to feel like things are falling apart, a pandemic sweeping the world into quarantine and economic strife would be it. In difficult moments such as this, Dominican Sister of Hope Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP revisits one of her beloved texts: When...
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,...
Continuing to Perform Acts of Love and Charity during Isolation   

Continuing to Perform Acts of Love and Charity during Isolation   

Our personal and social worlds have been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic.  I am thankful to still have my health, but the loss of community and routine due to social distancing and isolation has been troubling.  When I go through periods where my world is shaken, I...
The Cross: Path to Resurrection

The Cross: Path to Resurrection

It was the path Jesus embarked upon and it is the path that we too must embrace as we enter into these final days of Lent. I’m sure many of you remember Paul DiBacco. Paul was a faithful member of St. Brendan, a member of the Liturgy Committee and did much good in the...
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...