Get ready! Get ready!

With all the changes occurring in our world today how appropriate we enter this time of preparing for the arrival and return of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  As foretold in Isaiah 61: "The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring good news to the afflicted, to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to [...]

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The Spirituality of Lent

I found this picture as I was looking for images around Lent. It was part of a blog that reminded us to "Keep Love in Lent." Growing up, the focus of Lent was always [...]

Blessings to you this St. Brigid’s Day

... and happy spring as well! Yes, St. Brigid's Day marks the beginning of Spring in the Celtic tradition. For further information on St. Brigid, her day, her prayers may I [...]

A Prayer for Water

Each day I can take a shower, fill my water bottle, give water to my dog, make soup, see grass and plants grow, and other animals drink their fill I am reminded of how graced [...]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    On this day commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I'd like to share the following from the King [...]

Ordinary Time….

yet not 'ordinary.' This week after concluding the Christmas Season with the baptism of the Lord, the Church entered a period of "ordinary time." Time that is measured and [...]

A Solstice remembrance….

 A quote from John Davis as found in Esther de Waal's To Pause at the Threshold: "There is a place within the providence of God for the darkness, the night, the shadow. Our [...]

So little time and so much need….

December is a month of busyness - however one observes tradition during this month. There is much getting ready and some waiting and time --- does ---- pass ---- and quickly. [...]

A Season of Hope, A Season of Service

Years ago when I began as a hospice volunteer, I was introduced to Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. She was quoted in an article on the role of service in hospice. Her ideas remain [...]

Thanksgiving address

For this week in our month of gratitude, I thought I would share with you the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address. For the complete prayer as well as a history of the prayer [...]

Stand of Solidarity for Peace….

Please join me and other members of the Marylhurst community for a moment of silence and a picture to be shared through Marylhurst's communications in front of the Peace Pole [...]