“A Meaningful Celebration in Trinidad, Colorado”

Photo Credit: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Yesterday, July 18, a meaningful celebration took place in Trinidad, Colorado dedicating The Sister Blandina Gardens and commemorating the 444 Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati who have served in the Trinidad area since Blandina’s arrival in 1872. Who is Sister Blandina Segale, SC? It just so happens that she was... Continue Reading →

Letter to Major on the Death of Champ

Photo Credit: Pixabay.com In the past, I have posted conversations between Champ and Major, the Biden family’s German Shepherds. Champ passed away last week and his little brother, Major, has been very sad. I have written a letter to him. Hi Major:  I see you there, solitary, by the fireplace, head down on your paws, eyes... Continue Reading →

Chinese Women: Stars in the Sisters of Charity

One of the exciting pages of my community’s history is the welcoming of Chinese women as members to the community a generation ago. During this current time of roiling prejudice against Asians in America, I immediately thought of the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders to our American culture. So, let’s acknowledge our daily American... Continue Reading →

All Heart: Prayer Without Words

Photo Credit: Pixabay.com Every-once-in-a-while, I get a spate of questions centering on one topic. I think it’s God’s way of telling me I have something to learn about this topic, whatever it is. Lately, the questions are on the subject of contemplative prayer. I’ve noticed that people shy away from this term - it’s reserved... Continue Reading →

A Wild Turkey, the Human Heart, and Loneliness

Photo Credit: Pixabay.com Since late last March a single wild turkey has been canvassing our large backyard and wandering into the adjoining park system and the yards of neighbors as well. The turkey appears, as if on cue, between 6:00 and 6:30 every morning and makes itself heard like an out-of-control rusty alarm clock, ten decibels strong waking everyone along... Continue Reading →

Remember Them Best by Having No More Wars

Photo Credit: Pixabay.com Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer for Americans.  But in the midst of our much-needed change of season and the camaraderie, long overdue for barbecues and potato salad, we cannot lose sight of why we have this holiday.  Memorial Day became an official Federal holiday in 1971 when President Lyndon... Continue Reading →

The Spirituality of Play

Here comes summer.  “It will be summer eventually,” opined Emily Dickinson in one of her poems moving the reader carefully though a “pallid landscape” suddenly brightened into a bouquet of lilacs and red roses, calling summer a “miracle” and a “sacrament.” And what child would not think of summer as a miracle?  I also think it’s a... Continue Reading →

Lessons From the Cowardly Lion

Photo Credit: Pixabay.com Remember when you excitedly, but nervously, got onto your first bicycle and said to the adult holding the back of the seat: “Let me go.  I can do it!”  Or, how about when your dad coaxed you from the deep end of the pool as you nervously twisted your toes on the diving board.... Continue Reading →

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