On the eve of Her feast day…

Tomorrow - October 6th - is the celebrated feast day of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, foundress of the Holy Sisters of Jesus and Mary, who in turn founded our beloved university. We remember her especially on this day. I found this quote in my spiritual reading this morning which I share with all of you as one of many kernels of hope in this new school [...]

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More Thoughts on Human Trafficking

May 11, 2012A diverse group of about 25 -- students, faculty, and staff joined together on Tuesday, May 8th to learn more about Trafficking.  We learned about local Human [...]

President Obama’s Easter Message

(Easter) is an opportunity for us to reflect on the triumph of the resurrection, and to give thanks for the all-important gift of grace. And for me, and I'm sure for some of [...]


This Wednesday Christians begin the season of Lent. The word "Lent" actually means springtime. Growing up I always thought that had to do with the season -- since Lent comes [...]


We've been blessed with amazing weather these last few days -- today not so much. It seems like life is often that way -- we have times where all seems to go well, the sun is [...]

New Discoveries

I just finished two weeks of residency for my Doctor of Ministry program at WTU in Washington DC. The time was filled with readings, classes, discussions, and enjoying the [...]

New Year Greetings

2012, remember when that date seemed a life-time away? Well it is here, so now what?Each new year brings with it the opporutnity for us to take stalk of our lives and to [...]

Almost Here

The Christmas Season causes mixed feelings for many people. For Christians it is the high festival of the year -- the celebration of God loving humanity so much that God [...]

Advent Waiting

We wait all the time. We wait in line, we wait for test results, we wait for planes, we wait at traffic lights, we wait for children to get ready for school, we wait, we wait, [...]

Gratitude Attitude

It is once again that time of year, when we turn our attention to thoughts of gratitude. Some of my Facebook friends have a practice of daily gratitude -- where each day he or [...]

All Saints/All souls

I love the feasts of All Saints and All Souls -- I love them because it is the time of the year where we intentionally celebrate those who have walked this journey before us. [...]