By Marie Nigro Because Marie is trying desperately hard to learn French, she wrote a short story in that language: La semaine dernière, Isabelle, d’un très petit physique, a eu un rendez-vous très spécial! Elle ne pouvait toujours pas croire que c’était réel quand elle s’est réveillée. Quand elle s’est levée, elle était très nerveuse. … Continue reading La magnifique journée d’Isabelle
How can I “go deeper” this Lent?
By Susan Munn Prayer, Fasting, and Charity — the three things we need to work on during the Lenten season. Lent is a season to go a little deeper into our lives and challenges us to give a little bit more of ourselves. If Lent is not stretching you a bit, not offering some time … Continue reading How can I “go deeper” this Lent?
Ten years of Pope Francis
This week marks Pope Francis's ten-year anniversary as Pope! This is an excellent opportunity for us to reflect on the Pope's teachings and how they apply to our lives. Remember how last Sunday's Gospel reading and homily encouraged us to examine our interior selves? Here's a place to start: a fellow Jesuit, Josef Rodriguez, SJ … Continue reading Ten years of Pope Francis
Holy Week: Week of Passion and Resurrection
By Deacon Mathew We have been partaking in a journey of repentance, fasting, and reflection over the last several weeks of Lent. This journey will come to an end next Sunday with celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection. The church describes the events leading up to Jesus’ death on Good Friday as the “Passion of Christ”. … Continue reading Holy Week: Week of Passion and Resurrection
By Aleisha Yawney My wakeup call came just after having my 6th child (a beautiful girl named Klara). I chose to have a home birth because I had hoped to avoid hospitals during the pandemic. As a registered nurse, I knew that the hospitals were a difficult place to be - with visiting policies and … Continue reading “I AM”
Christ the Tiger – Happy Chinese New Year!
By Sunita Gomes Chinese New Year officially begins on February 1, 2022, with the Year of the Tiger. At the beginning of each New Year, there is a great sense of joy and hope for what the New Year will bring. A Chinese New Year celebration is never complete without the traditional giving of hóngbāo … Continue reading Christ the Tiger – Happy Chinese New Year!
“Snowsary” in the Glebe
By Marie Nigro (28-Dec-2021) Ah, the last week of December! Normally a chilly time of year in the snowy city we fondly refer to as home, but this year the capital felt on the balmy side. With that in mind, a good friend and I decided to venture out for a post-holiday, socially-distanced, COVID-compliant get-together … Continue reading “Snowsary” in the Glebe
Make a meaningful New Year’s Resolution
By Susan Munn What?? 2022 feels like a repeat of 2021. COVID is still with us; it doesn't seem to be going away as quickly as we had hoped and prayed. It is unnerving and is throwing us for a loop. Reminds me of that image of a little "Hamster Gal or Guy" on the … Continue reading Make a meaningful New Year’s Resolution
Make a Joyful Noise!
By Ellen N. This year, Christmas brought a mix of emotions: joy for the good news and gratitude that I could see some of my family, but loss and sadness at all the traditions and people we were missing due to the ongoing pandemic. I know I’m not the only one who feels that this … Continue reading Make a Joyful Noise!
Christmas Insights from Deacon Mathew
“Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion, who was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed to the Gentiles, believed in throughout the world, taken up in glory”. (1 Tomothy 3:16) At the end this season of waiting, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus, the word-incarnate. God out of His … Continue reading Christmas Insights from Deacon Mathew