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Changed, Not Ended

When my Dad died almost three years ago in January 2021, there were many moments of comfort: the meals people made for my mom as she...

All Saints’ Day: Befriending the Saints

Not being raised Catholic, my understanding of saints was murky at best. I knew they were people whose lives honored God, whose faith...

Righteousness

Today's Readings This week, Jessica reflects on the dedication that is required in order to act righteously.

Diversity in the Ordinary

Today's Readings Here we are amid the fall, closing in on the cusp of the great Advent season with many of us perhaps enrolled in...

My Companions

Today's Readings Jessica reminds us to express gratitude to those who walk with us on our faith journeys.

St. Teresa of Avila: A Spiritual Companion

So much has been said about St. Teresa of Avila. As one of four female Doctors of the Church, Teresa has been a source of inspiration for...

Slow to Anger

Readings This week, Jessica reflects on God's (sometimes frustrating) abundant generosity in giving grace.

Inviting God into Our Anxieties

Today's Readings Today’s passage from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians is a source of comfort for many people that I know. However, for...

Praise God - On Laudate Deum

The Pope is probably the furthest from the periphery you could get when considering voices in the Church. However, yesterday Pope Francis...

Not only...but also

It was my eighth-grade graduation, and I was standing alone in front of an audience. My small school had a tradition where each student...

Being Vincentian

Today's Readings In the style of St. Vincent, Jessica invites us to share our prayer reflection so that we can learn from each other.

Abundance, Not Scarcity

Today's Readings When reading today’s Gospel, I was sincerely challenged on a response to the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. All...

Broken

There's a sign that hangs in my kitchen that says, “If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.” I love this sign because on...

Faith Renewing

Today's Readings Jessica reminds us to not take our faith for granted.

Be Forgiven and Forgive

Today's Readings One of the phrases I have unabashedly preached as a parent is: There’s nothing we can’t work through, as long as you’re...

Identity and Liberation

Renita Weems Renita Weems is a prolific author, ordained minister, and the first African American woman to have completed a PhD in Old...

Christ Behind, Below, All Around

Today's Readings This week, Jessica reflects on Paul's reminder of Christ's presence in everything

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