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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...

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...

Holy Week and Our Vocations

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

The Smarty-Pants Saint

I have always love school. From my earliest school experience, I have been excited to start each academic year, eager to gather folders,...

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 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...

Transformative Joy

Today’s Readings In those halcyon days pre-Covid, my office did the gifts inventory process to help us learn about one another and...

Baptism of the Lord

Today’s Readings In the readings today we find a tripartite stratum that gives us a deeper sense of the meaning of our baptismal call. To...

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...

The Gift of No

While I was certainly gripped with uncertainty, the solace of my ‘no’ meant a new openness to what God may invite me to.

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...