Thank You, and Please Pass the Faith

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Responding (belatedly) to a Patheos roundtable on giving thanks for those who nurtured our faith, I am---as usual---overwhelmed by the possibilities. In my 62-year dance of reversion, just about every person I've encountered has given me reason to believe. Like J. D. Salinger's Seymour, I have been blessed by those who've touched my life: “If or when I do start going to an analyst, I hope to God he has the foresight to let a dermatologist sit in on the consultation. A hand specialist. I have s … [Read more...]

Chiara, Lady of Light


Upon a darkened night the flame of love was burning in my breast And by a lantern bright I fled my house while all in quiet restShrouded by the night and by the secret stair I quickly fled The veil concealed my eyes while all within lay quiet as the dead ~ "The Dark Night of the Soul," John of the Cross, adapted by Loreena McKennittAfter a week of wrangling over the role of women religious in the Church, it comes as blissful relief to celebrate the Feast of my favorite woman … [Read more...]