Ascension of the Lord

ASCENSION AND COMMUNICATION By Lisa Fernandes Today is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and World Communications Day; appropriately enough today's Psalm speaks of shouting, as well as singing praises to God. The Ascension, also known as the Great Commission, followed Jesus’ parting words

Sixth Sunday of Easter

LOST IN TRANSLATION By Tina Sibbald “Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you.” Have you ever been online and, on viewing comments or content in a language you don’t know, use a

Fifth Sunday of Easter

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE By Emily VanBerkum I find it very interesting and relatable that even after Jesus’ resurrection, his disciples continue to ask clarifying questions. Thomas asks for clarity on how to remain a follower of Christ since it was unclear where

Divine Mercy Sunday

WOUNDS OF WONDER By John Dalla Costa Even on bended-knee before the cross on Good Friday, and in the glee of Resurrection bells ringing during the Easter Vigil, our devotions only palely approach the actual trauma of those who loved Jesus and followed him. Their loss

Fifth Sunday of Lent

RAISED FROM SUFFERING By Fr. Chris Valka, C.S.B. This Sunday’s readings represent some of the most dramatic stories in scripture: Ezekiel’s vision of dry bones revived by the breath of God, and Lazarus raised from the dead. Two miraculous events that contain a great lesson: death

Fourth Sunday of Lent

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT By Lisa Fernandes Two weeks ago we all made the change to Daylight Savings Time. If you’re like me you might find the dark mornings difficult to adjust to but, like me as well, you’re probably looking forward to those light

Third Sunday of Lent

LESSONS FROM THE WELL By Tina Sibbald The imagery of water, and of thirst, as it relates to our relationship with God, is powerful. Of course, no one understood that better than Jesus, as he used it to invite the Samaritan woman to find her way

Second Sunday of Lent

A TIME TO BE TRANSFIGURED By Elizabeth Chesley-Jewell Last weekend I attended the Rite of Election with my fiancé who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil. The experience of watching him stand and publicly consent to receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist was