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“Healing of the Daughter of Jairus” by a Cameroonian artist

The Gospel of Mark: The Vivid Details of an Eyewitness

January 19, 2021

By Fr. Ron Will
Part 2. Like no other Gospel, Mark gives us a lucent human picture of Jesus. We see Jesus tired, hungry, filled with passion and compassion. Mark inserts vivid details into the narrative, the hallmarks of an eyewitness.

Embracing Unity: Teachings of Jesus and the Buddha

January 18, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Part 3. Martin Luther King Jr. Gandhi. Jesus. Buddha. They used different words, but their message was the same: Humans are meant to live together in unity and harmony and love can transform the world.

Image above is First page of the Gospel of Mark from a 14th-century Armenian illuminated manuscript painting by Sargis Pitsak

The Gospel of Mark: ‘Who do you say that I am?’

January 12, 2021

By Fr. Ron Will
Part 1. Written 40 years after Jesus’s death, Mark’s Gospel addressed a community in spiritual crisis struggling with the question, “Who do you say that I am?” How did Mark’s community answer that question? How do you?

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A Summons to Nonviolence: Teachings of Jesus and the Buddha

January 11, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Part 2. Many are dismayed by the gross acts of violence witnessed at our nation’s Capitol last week. Unease looms as continued unrest seems possible. We find a way forward in Jesus and Buddha’s teaching on non-violence.

Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849. Peaceable Kingdom, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=53085

Taizé for January: Peace, A Dream Made Real

January 6, 2021

We enter 2021 with hopeful anticipation. There are still struggles, but a vaccine against the coronavirus is becoming available. There is tension in our country, tension in our world; so, we pray together for peace.

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Family Matters #14: Building Relationships Builds Resilience

By Lucia Ferrara
Strong, positive relationships are important in all of our lives. However, in the lives of young people, they can be life-changing and life-affirming.

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Yearning for Peace: Teachings of Jesus and the Buddha

January 4, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Part 1. Our divided world thirsts for peace. Studying how two contemplatives — Jesus Christ and Buddha — proclaimed similar messages of peace will set us on a path to acceptance and harmony.

A Holiday Tradition: Stuffed Artichokes

A Holiday Tradition: Stuffed Artichokes

December 9, 2020

Stuffed Artichokes
By Lucia Ferrara
Stuffed artichokes, a family holiday tradition, reminds me of why we celebrate Christmas, a season of loving and giving kindness and the birth of our savior.

“The Anxiety of Saint Joseph” (L'anxiété de Saint Joseph), 1886-1894 by James Tissot in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

St. Joseph’s Challenge — Finding Hope in Uncertainty Part 3

December 7, 2020

By Kathy Keary
St. Joseph was challenged with uncertainty. As we conclude our Advent series, you are invited to use your imagination to walk in the shoes of Joseph. Allow Joseph’s story to speak to you.

Taizé for December: Come Closer

Taizé for December: Come Closer

December 3, 2020

As we gather for the December Taizé prayer, Advent has begun. We consciously await the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ, with joyful expectation. Today's prayer will help us make space in our hearts for that Savior.

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