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Shaped by Family

“The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him” (Luke 2:22). This is one of the small peeks we...

Christmas Isn't Over

On the feast day of St John the Evangelist we are reminded that Christmas isn't over. The birth of Christ is just the beginning of the...

Women of the Messiah

When we dive into the lectionary for the Christmas readings there are a plethora of options all dependent on the time of day. The gospel...

Love Forever Being Born

In November of 2022, I found myself silently weeping in the lobby of the University of Chicago Hospital, having just concluded my 38th...

God Trusts Us

In today's message Erika explores the passage from Isiah that gives us the promise of Emmanuel--God is with us. It is through this...

In the Fray

Today’s Gospel reading states that “A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might...

Light in the Darkness

The stories of Saint Lucy paint a picture of a young girl with unwavering faith and devotion. In Sicily at the time of Emperor...

Still Hoping

Although we are in the second week of Advent, Isaiah reminds us this week to hope. Jessica reflects on how we can be the hope. Today's...

Caught in the Ethereal

The vibrant colors and varied faces of a Diego Rivera mural provided the background to the story of Saint Juan Digeo and Our Lady of...

Make Me a Prophet

The mountain village of Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, is the location of two churches in the Holy Land: The Church of the Visitation...

How Can This Be?

Like many Catholic women, my relationship with Mary has had its ups and downs. Growing up, women are so often told to idolize Mary and...

A Transparent Saint

If your family was anything like mine, St. Nicholas Day was a big deal. We left our shoes out on the eve of his feast day, we would...

Waiting for the Mountain

This week, Jessica reflects on God's presence in our time of waiting. Today's Readings

Am I an Orphan?

It is that season again.  We prepare.  We wait.  We anticipate.  On this first Sunday of Advent 2023, Jesus tells us, “Be watchful! Be...

The Writing is in the Book

Today's Readings This week, Jessica reflects on Daniel's gifts in light of preparing for our new liturgical year.

Black Elk: The Enrichment of the Church

A proud Lakota, a beloved teacher of Native American traditions, a second cousin to Crazy Horse, a member of Buffalo Bill Cody’s...

What is Our Motivation?

Today's Readings This week Erika seeks to understand the motivation of a mother in a difficult passage from the Old Testament.

Worrying to Dust

If I am honest, I relate the most to the final servant in today’s Gospel. When I receive something good or special, I worry over it: What...

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