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The Imperfect Church

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on the beginnings of the Church and encourages us to look ahead as we continue to grow the Church.

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...

Of Perpetua and Women’s Bravery

In the decade since I became Catholic and took Saint Perpetua as my patroness and Confirmation name, I have celebrated this feast day...

Wisdom's Voice - Ss. Timothy & Titus

Today's Readings On the Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Jessica reflects on generational faith and encourages us to have faith...

In the Bleak Midwinter, There's St. Lucy's Day

I first encountered St. Lucy’s Day like I assume all little girls who grew up in the 1990s did; which is to say that I read about her in...

By Your Pupils You'll Be Taught

Today's Readings By the time these words are posted, it will have been just over two weeks since the death of Stephen Sondheim, the...

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...

The Power of Joyful Music

When I look into the eyes of my youngest niece, Cecelia (Or Cece as my family likes to call her), I can’t help but think of the church's...

We Are All Called to Be Saints!

For as long as I can remember every year that I was in church ministry there would be a young child in the front pew at church for All...

Thérèse, Josephine, Jane, and Me

The first time a therapist used the word trauma to describe my suffering I was stunned. I had just made peace with even going to therapy!...

The Patron Saint of Sassy Women

A game I like to play with people sometimes is asking the following question: “If you could be the patron saint of anything, what would...

Misery Met by Mercy

Today is the feast of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska. This young woman lived an incredibly simple, ordinary life. In the midst of that life,...

Heaven in the Cracks

“Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is...

A Woman for All Women

The older I get, the more I appreciate the rich heritage of female examples that I come from. My great-great grandmothers who emigrated...

Coming Soon – The Saints

I debated riffing off of the spiritual, When the Saints Come Marching In, but figured I’d leave the puns to others. Beginning this month,...

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,...

Jesus is Compassionate...Again

Today's Readings Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We...

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...

Passions Meet Needs

In June I helped out with a retreat. The virtual retreat gathered young adults over the course of a week to reflect on vocation and their...