Suffering is not the whole Story…

Today we watch as members of our global community reel from a horrendous attack in Brussels.  As we listen or watch the news, we ask ourselves "why?" or "to what end?" or "when will this ever stop?" We each have the power to respond with compassion and to lift our hearts up in prayer for all members of our earthly family who are in need of our kindness, [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 real events or [...]

What’s in a Name

St.-Francis
On Wednesday, we learned that we have a new pope, Francis. The media discussed a bit about the significance of the name Francis, but I think it needs more unpacking. So, [...]

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 will not [...]

MacDonald Center

As you can see from our home page we’ve spent the last few weeks sharing our abundance with those in need. Currently we are talking to the MacDonald Center about how best [...]

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 assist those who [...]