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Words of Wisdom: Ash Wednesday Prayer

This Lent we invite you to join us for prayer. The Words of Wisdom prayer series will post on Tuesdays each week of Lent with an...

Unsolicited Love

Today's Readings February 14th - Valentine’s Day holds many expectations for people. Some may be thinking along the lines of roses and...

Out of the Drudgery

Today’s Readings Today’s readings seem rough at first. They speak of drudgery, work, stewardship, early mornings, and vast crowds. The...

Quiet! Come Out!

Today's Readings Not sleeping well is a habit in my family. Most of us have the gift of trying to fall asleep and instead doing inventory...

Just Before

Today’s Readings “Repent, and believe in the gospel.” We are quick to point out where others need to repent, where people fall short,...

The Complexity of Identity

Who am I? Where do I belong? These are questions that have plagued me from a young age. Growing up Indian and Hindu in a small Iowa town,...

Making Space

Today's Readings We have hit the post-Christmas lull. For many, it means dry January and new year resolutions and goals. Ordinary time...

Politics and Faith

In the aftermath of January 6 and in anticipation of potential additional protests, riots, and mobs we see calls for bipartisanship and...

Baptism of the Lord

Today’s Readings In the readings today we find a tripartite stratum that gives us a deeper sense of the meaning of our baptismal call. To...

In a Shipwreck

As I watched the events unfold yesterday afternoon and evening, it was tempting to say how surprising they were, how shocking, how...

An Epiphany Defying Expectations

Today’s Readings The Magi set out. They knew what they were about. They were wise, wealthy, prepared with gifts and likely a large...

2020 as the Year of Many “Firsts”

I asked my sister, “Hey how will you remember 2020?” Her reply, “No words.” I brushed her answer off and naturally saw it as sarcasm. But...

Holy Family

I was late to my son’s baptism. Not ‘arrive-during-the-Gloria’ late but ‘arrive-during-the-homily-and-almost-miss-the-actual-baptismal-ri...

Open and Empty Hands

Today’s Readings I have tried for several hours to write this reflection, it is now late at night on Christmas Eve. There are currently...

O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law: come to save us, Lord our God! On this last night of Advent, we call to you our God to come! O...

O King of All Nations

O King of all nations and keystone of the Church: come and save man, whom you formed from the dust! God you are the keystone, that which...

Mary's No

Today’s Readings - Including the Gospel referenced below. Mary is frequently portrayed as docile, head bowed, the very picture of...

O Radiant Dawn

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death. God,...

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