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Community as a Spiritual Practice

I just finished five days of meetings with 350 of my closest friends -- sisters and associates of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. I find [...]

A Blessing for the Present Moment

May you treasure wisely this jeweled, gilded time And cherish each day as an extra grace Whose heedless loss would be a tragic crime In today's tasks [...]

Sacrifice

The end of May brings us to Memorial Day, a day we remember the men and women who sacrificed life for the sake of our freedom. Sacrifice is not a popular [...]

Mary’s month

    Our Lady of Marylhurst May is traditionally the month in which Catholics honor Mary the mother of Jesus. Does this mean Catholics [...]

Care of the Earth

"God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good" (Genesis 1:31). This week we celebrate our earth. We remind ourselves to be aware of future [...]

Tulip Gazing

Each year I am amazed by the beauty of spring in the Pacific Northwest. Even on the days when the sun hides behind clouds, even on days when the wind and rain [...]

Happy Easter

I've been reading a lot about the importance of narrative and how narrative shapes our identity as individuals and as cultures.  Narratives may be based on [...]

Blessing for Our Work

Creator of the universe, of all that is beautiful and good, help each of us to create deep within our being an inner space, a place: Where the work we do [...]

We’ve been busy these past weeks

Many thanks need to go out to our university community. Since mid-January we have collected dozens of gloves which were donated to a local shelter to [...]

University Ministry Events

Happy October! During the first week of classes University Ministry hosted two events. On Monday, September 24th we celebrated Mass with Archbishop John [...]