Every so often someone posts a video about baby goats on Facebook. They are always hilarious and laugh provoking as the kids hop, skip, jump, kick, fall down, etc. One video has a giant sow laying, awake but not moving, not even twitching as a kid jumps on her back, falls off, jumps again, The sow stays put, patiently tolerating the kid, providing a kind of platform for the kid’s antics. You get the picture. Continue reading →
As Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa of Kolkata in Rome this past Sunday, the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates recounted memories of meeting her over the years.
You’d hardly know it’s there. You find it hiking via dog fur, presiding in coyote scat, being resettled by autumn wind; bird droppings, a favorite mode of transportation. Autumn, time for seed’s wild dispersal. Made for itinerancy, seeds regularly travel outside their comfort zone…and that brings blessing.
Comfort zones hide the magnitude of change called for in this era of Earth’s climate change. To be sure, there’s a generosity of heart and spirit to change home practices. But even with so much love for life, the rest seems overwhelming…until you think of Gregor Mendel, the Augustinian monk, born in 1822, father of modern genetics. Continue reading →
Dominican Sister of Peace Helen Walter (97) died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on August 27, 2016. She was born in 1918 in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1936 she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the College of St. Mary of the Springs, now Ohio Dominican University, and a Master of Science in Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA . Continue reading →
Turning my calendar to September, I paused and wondered where the summer went. I looked back over the past few months and remembered the different activities, celebrations, projects, vacations, and events of the summer and I give thanks to God. It is good to stop now and then to look back on your life to see where God was with you in it all. What were the highlights, the challenges, moments of grace, a deep sense of God’s presence or even perhaps a sense of remoteness from God? Take a few moments, at the beginning of this month, to give thanks for what was and to look forward to what is unfolding before you. Continue reading →