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October Saints

October is one of my favorite times of the year--as I said in my last post, I really do love Fall. I  love Fall because it is a time of remembering some of [...]

The Blessings of Fall

  Okay, I confess, I'm a true Oregonian. That said I'm one of those people who gets cranky if we have too many sunny days in a row. For me, Fall is [...]

A Prayer for an August Monday

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 will [...]

Walking and Talking with Holy Partners

This summer I've been working on a project for my Doctor of Ministry degree. The project is called, "Walking and Talking with Holy Partners" The purpose of [...]

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 may [...]

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 word [...]

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 worship [...]

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 [...]