"True partnership means giving goes in both directions, even if we don’t realize it at first. Kindness creates connections, and sustained generosity builds communities if it is based on just relations."
'Many of us choose not to vote, "because it makes no difference!" It does make a difference. It's the difference between engagement and non-engagement with the political process. "
Moving forward I have many hopes for the future. First, for the Catholic Church, that it would be open to listen to the stories and struggles of gay persons. . . . Gay and lesbian people need to have a place in the Church that is welcoming and non-judgmental. Second, my hope for my own son and all g
"The human person is a mysterious combination of good and evil. On the one hand, there is Saint Bernadette, and on the other hand there are the perpetrators of genocide. We need to pay attention to both aspects because if we reflect carefully we can find them also in ourselves. "
"With some variations, Canada in 2019 seems to mirror many of the problems of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike"
"We started off with horses through the 1940’s. Horses the power—yes, actual horse power for transportation and for all the labour on our mixed farm just twenty miles east of Regina, Saskatchewan— a farm that raised cattle, chickens, pigs, and all other sorts of animals, but also grew grain crops."
"the time has come to conclude this account of our pilgrimage to the Nordic countries culminating in this 7 full day retreat at the Cistercian(or Trappist as it sometimes called, though they prefer “Cistercian” from the reform in the 11th c.) Abbey of Mount St. Bernard’s in Coalville, Leicestershire
"We leave to begin our retreat at the Trappist Monastery Mt St. Bernard’s in England."
"We have finished tonight the “Nordic” part of our pilgrimage. We head toward England tomorrow morning…..early! Today is Midsummer’s Day. Most of Helsinki closes down today. People are off to the north to watch the ‘nuit blanche’. There is little darkness this day. And there are events
"We started the seminar on Spiritual Direction the Ignatian Way at 9 30 with about 40 present. I won't bore you with content of morning program but it went quite well from all reports. Most of them had some experience of the Sp Exercises. many of them are doing direction with others and there w
"Tigers! A hundred years ago there were nine species of tigers in our world. Today, each with dwindling populations, there are five. Three species are extinct and a fourth, the South-China Tiger, probably only survives in captivity!"
In Helsinki - "for the presentation tomorrow. There are 40 people registered. Wasn’t expecting that many. Looking forward to sharing with our Lutheran brothers and sisters the charism of St Ignatius. They have already been introduced to him…."
Helsinki: A bustling city nestled in a beautiful harbor. Each of the Nordic countries have had a wonderful “seaport” feel about them, each quite different."
On their last day in Stockholm, the pilgrims visit the Vasa Museum and a four story boat.
On the Feast of the Holy Trinity, the pilgrims attend a service at a Lutheran cathedral.
"Some of us are overly protective of our time and personal priorities, not wanting to be co-opted by another’s desires for us, even if we have a sense that it is God’s desire for us."
"“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 118 "
The Universal Intention for February asked that victims of human trafficking be welcomed.
"“When riches are closed up like this so that they become stagnant, what do they do for you?... Wells become more productive if they are drained completely, while they silt up if they are left idle. Thus wealth left standing is of no use to anyone, but put to use and exchanged it becomes fruitful a
"The black hole that we see in this new photo of Galaxy M87 still is for scientists a great “unknown” that they are just beginning to try to unravel. Can we as believers share with scientists in the wonder, awe and reverence in the face of this awesome reality? "