We love and grieve…

The Marylhurst Community along with the Creative Source of All that Is weeps with sadness and grief in the wake of the horrific events that occurred in the night of June 12th in Orlando. While our prayers are with all the loved ones of the deceased, we also extend prayer and comforting hands to all our friends, families and neighbors reeling from this [...]

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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 my favorite [...]

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 always a relief, a [...]

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 not overshadow [...]

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 the project is to [...]

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 myself reflecting on [...]

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 you find God's [...]

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 or concept [...]

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 Mary? That we think [...]

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 generations and to [...]

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 practically blow [...]