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The Word Is Life

HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL (AGAIN)

If “back to school” is starting to feel like a regular occurrence, that’s no surprise. Families and educators have had countless stops and starts to the school year since March 2020, and plans for the weeks and months ahead are still on the uncertain side as COVID-19 continues to upend our lives. Pandemics and other…

Transfiguration of the Lord

Have you ever been in a time and a place where everything seemed to be just perfect? Perhaps for just a few moments, on a beach at sunset or, perhaps, for a few years, a time when family life was full of peace and joy? It might have been the perfect job or the perfect…

Well Wounded

This year, the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola has an extra sparkle. Not only is today Ignatius Day for Jesuits around the world, it also comes nestled within the Ignatian Year. Five centuries ago, while fighting willfully a hopeless battle on the ramparts of Pamplona, Ignatius fell seriously wounded. The wound was to save…

ST. MARTHA

The women of the gospels are significant to us in so many ways. They are models of faith and discernment, and they give us a glimpse into the community of Jesus. Martha is an example and she is a significant figure for all believers. Martha and Mary are sisters. They have their own relationship and…