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Why Are We Here?

Last week I took a vacation from work. I spent it immersed in reviewing years of study and sequestered in a lovely room in my school’s...

Boundaries, please!

In March 2020, I was teaching third grade in suburban Chicago. On Friday, March 13th, we were given directions to send home belongings...

Prayers for Afghanistan & Haiti

As I was getting groceries after Mass, the news alert popped up that the President of Afghanistan has left his country. It is a sign that...

Healing Hurts

2020 began for me with what I believed to be a clogged duct from breastfeeding. A painful occurrence to be sure, and that eventually...

What’s in the water you’re drinking?

In the gospel reading I’m reminded Jesus is the brazen rabble-rouser that I always forget about. “At that moment his disciples returned,...

Searching for Hope

Today's Readings A sign. As continue living through this pandemic. With a winter that is daily adding pain and suffering. We enter in to...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Rest for the Weary

As I write this reflection on Wednesday evening, ballots are still being counted and no winner in our Presidential election is apparent....

No Matter What This Day Brings

It is unusual to wake up on a day and know that it is going to be historic. Usually these sorts of days happen upon us, appearing...

Kamala, Ruth, and Naomi

“I’m speaking.” Hearing Kamala Harris have to repeat those words over and over as she was interrupted struck a deep chord in me and all...