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The Nativity of Mary

Today's Readings Birth is a time that gives us the space to look back. Where have we come from? Matthew’s gospel begins with Jesus’...

Living the Wedding Vows

Today’s readings feel heavy. During this time of international strife and chaos, Jesus presents us with two hard teachings. Many people,...

The Hero of your Story

June 2003, was the very first Father’s Day that was different for me. It was the first year that I was going to have to endure the day...

Iron Man, My Brother, and Dorothy Day

Today’s Readings Of all the movies that could be emotionally difficult for me that year, I was not anticipating one being Iron Man. Yet,...

Mothering our Corner of the World

Today's Readings What a wonderful opportunity was given to me when I was offered the chance to prepare thoughts for this Sixth Sunday of...

Quiet! Come Out!

Today's Readings Not sleeping well is a habit in my family. Most of us have the gift of trying to fall asleep and instead doing inventory...

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,...

Holy Family

I was late to my son’s baptism. Not ‘arrive-during-the-Gloria’ late but ‘arrive-during-the-homily-and-almost-miss-the-actual-baptismal-ri...

Bringing Christ into the World

Bringing Christ into the World Mary sits on my mantle, crouched over an empty manger, waiting for a toddler to lay baby Jesus there on...

Searching for Advent

As a non-Catholic Christian, it wasn’t until my thirties that I realized I’d been searching for Advent my entire life. Even as the child...

This Filipina American Life

The month of October is a great reminder of wanting to celebrate my family’s history alongside my experience.