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The Gift of True Freedom

Today's Readings The second reading this week from Galatians centers around the concept of freedom, an idea at the core of American...

Not Counted

Today's Readings On this occasion of Father’s Day, we are blessed to be hearing what I feel is one of the truly great miracles of...

Women, Earth, and Creator Spirit

Today's Readings Today we celebrate Pentecost, when the breath of the Spirit flowed through Jesus’ friends and empowered them to bring...

Giving and Receiving

Today's Readings This week, in light of Paul and Jesus' words, Jessica invites us to give what we can in the fight for justice.

True Freedom

I have struggled with what to say about the massacre of children and their teacher in Uvalde, Texas a week ago. On the one hand, it feels...

Realizations of Divinity and Imperfection

Years ago, during a nativity program at church, my eldest son played the part of baby Jesus in the manger and of course, I was Mary, and...

A Franciscan Heart for Mother Earth

I like to say I was born Catholic but raised Franciscan. My early education was at institutions sponsored by wonderful Franciscan...

Joy to the World

Today's Readings Jesus never promised that it would be easy to follow His commandments. In fact, a brief glance at the first reading for...

Self-Righteous Sheep

Today's Readings In today’s Gospel, we see Jesus’ followers being referred to as sheep. Christians are used to this kind of biblical...

Are We an Easter People?

Today’s Readings I have a deep and abiding love of color coding. Well, any sort of organization, but especially that which allows me to...

Jesus Who Sees Me

Today's Readings One of the greatest joys of my life has been ministering with God’s people. From Philadelphia and D.C. to Houston and...

Freedom to Surrender

I don’t know how I began choosing a word of the year several years ago. Most likely it was in the golden age of blogging and I stumbled...

Where Are the Beams

Today's Readings Jesus often strikes me as someone with a flair for the dramatics. I always enjoy the way Jesus uses extravagant...

The Golden Rule

Today's Reading Treat others the way you want to be treated. These words, a common refrain from parents and teachers of young children,...

Blessed Are You, My Galentine!

Today's Readings This week, we encounter Luke’s shorter version of the Beatitudes. Here, we find ourselves “hashtag blessed,” though, not...

Mary's Faith in God

If someone were to ask me who I most looked up to throughout Scripture, although very difficult to answer as I look up to a lot of them,...

Remember Your Roots

A blog for women seems an unlikely place to find a reflection for St. Andrew. One of the fishermen called by Jesus to be fishers of men...