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Teaching in the Footsteps of Christ

If I tell the story of how I came into ministry, I can tell you what time of the year it was, where I was standing, and what I was doing....

Listening for God's Voice

Today’s Responsorial Psalm is a personal favorite: “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts”. My preference for this Psalm...

The Challenge of the Spirit

Reading Mark’s Gospel often feels like running a sprint, because it is so action-packed and fast paced. Today's Gospel reading comes...

Drawn by Love to Love

Looking back on my earliest school years, I recall well a few bouts of serious separation anxiety. Despite my love of learning and my...

A Holy Saturday People

There is a quote attributed to Pope John Paul II, “We are an Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.” While there is truth to that, I...

Following Our Headlights

To be transparent, I can easily take for granted what is happening in Luke’s telling of the Annunciation today. It’s a story I’ve heard...

Rolling Down the Hill

During Holy Week 2021, I participated from a distance in my parish’s annual Stations of the Cross service. Afterwards, I found myself...

The Space Between

Today's Readings If I’m honest, when I first read today’s collection of Scripture, I felt pretty overwhelmed. There are so many stark...

Time to Stop

Today's Readings This striking scripture passage is often very fitting for those who live in a rich country like the United States. By...

God Knows You

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on some of Jeremiah's most famous words.

On Motherhood: Neither Catholic nor Secular

The question of vocation has always been a looming question for Catholics. And I mean vocation with the capital “V”. In college, this was...

Holy Week and Our Vocations

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on discerning our vocation as we enter into the Triduum and the Easter season.

When Your Nets Become Heavy

Today's Readings In January 2019, my husband and I knew we were ready for a change. We wanted another child and we were ready for new...

Introducing Wisdom's Voice

Introducing Wisdom's Voice, an initiative within Wisdom's Dwelling where women reflect on the weekday readings with the purpose of...

Bits and Pieces

Today's Readings I am the type of personality that does not love the “messy middle” of situations. You know what I mean, that in-between...

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...

The Joy of the Perfect Summer Blockbuster

Every year I have a 4th of July tradition. I grab a soda, some popcorn (properly popped on the stove), and, if I’m thinking ahead some...

Learning Not to Look for Answers

Today's Readings Today’s Gospel reading contains a familiar and one of the most quoted verses, “For God so loved the world that he gave...

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