Dominican Sister of Peace Marie Granger (87) died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH on December 16. She was born in 1929 in Marion, OH. In 1950 she entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →
Today, I invite you to turn off your phone, close your door, and spend a few moments reflecting on this “Advent Credo” by Daniel Berrigan. May it help you enter into these final days of preparation with a heart centered and open for God’s love. May each of us be the Face of God’s Mercy and Peace to all those we meet. Peace be with you.
Last Year’s Wish List
Last year at this time, I wrote a blog about three things I wanted for Christmas and, tongue in cheek, one of them was that Donald Trump would drop out of the presidential race. Now I have to reassess and find a way to build a bridge across the divisions that have been exposed in this election.
Back then, I asked for an end to the war in Syria, and we are still horrified over the killing of children and the fog of war our leaders are in. We seem to know a lot more about the repeated attempts to evacuate Aleppo but very little of peace talks, cease fires or any political attempts to bring this horror to an end.
This year, as I contemplate the gift of Jesus Christ, the healer, the reconciler, the Prince of Peace, I realize that I could easily ask for the same gifts, but for different reasons. So I ask again with the confidence that light will come, that Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, will prevail. Continue reading →
We had our first snowfall of the season in Columbus, OH, last week. Beautiful sparkling snowflakes fell for hours and slowly covered the ground and, twinkling in the sunshine, clung to the trees. It was a beautiful sight, and while I kept stealing glances out the window to admire this winter wonderland, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of uncertainty for the future that lies ahead for our planet. Continue reading →
The call is a mystery. It begins and ends with God, but it loops through a very human individual. It is personal, but bigger than the person. The call comes out of who we are as well as shaping who we are. It has both being and doing components…. Those who describe themselves as called mean that they have made a commitment of life into God’s service, to be at his disposal, to be in his employ for the efforts of accomplishing his agenda. – Reggie McNeal (A Work of Heart)
I’ve been thinking a lot about change and faith lately.
I’m sure it’s because I am transitioning from my vocation as a journalist to that of Co-Director of the Office of Associates of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Continue reading →