Baccalaureate 2016!

Come Celebrate With Us! Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2016 Friday, June 17, 7:00p.m., St. Anne’s Chapel, Rev. Richard Berg, CSC, presider. All are [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]