Sweet Tweets for 7/18/14 — Praying for Peace and Healing

John Clem shares: "We have a big free concert in Charlottesville called Fridays After 5, and started an evangelical effort called Downtown Dominicans where we passed out rosaries and sang hymns.  Here is Brother Athenasius handing a rosary to an young woman inquiring about Catholic Faith.  These young brothers started this effort at Washington DC Metro Stations, and brought it to Charlottesville during the Summer.  Wishing them well as they continue their studies at the Dominican House at Catholic University studying for the priesthood."

From my hilltop “office” in the Catskills, it’s easy to feel far removed from the news. We don’t have a phone here and I’ve been trying to limit my elective media use as this experience is almost retreat-like in nature. But this past week’s events including the strife in the Middle East, the typhoon, the [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 5/31/14 – Tuning Out and Tuning In.


It’s so easy to fall “off the grid” occasionally. It happened to me this week when I took some time offline to attend my son’s college graduation. My laptop, usually a fixture in my day to day routine, collected dust. The most “tuning in” I did was via my phone, with an occasional glance at [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 5/23/14 — Already??!!

The Ambassador of the Vatican in Israel, Nuncio H.E. Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto and EL AL President/CEO David Maimon shown in front of the aircraft adorning Pope Francis’ official logo. Photo credit: Sivan Farag

When John Clem sent me this week’s Sweet Tweets, we both agreed that it couldn’t possibly already be Friday. Despite the fact that we just shared STs (as I call them in my head) on Monday, this was still an incredibly action packed week. I love the photo above, which depicts the awesome EL AL [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 5/19/14 — Anticipating the Holy Land

PopeHolyLand 2

Yes, you read that right. It’s Monday and we usually do “Sweet Tweets” on Friday, but I was literally offline having a “mountaintop” experience for the past four days. I was fortunate to lead a women’s retreat at the amazing Whispering Winds Catholic Camp and Conference Center. I’ll share more on that later, but for [Read More...]

Holy Land Gathering of Bishops – “Officials: Become Leaders of Hope”


News from the USCCB of an important meeting of Bishops this week in Israel, aimed at finding solutions to bring lasting peace for the Holy Land: WASHINGTON—Bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America, gathered in the Holy Land for an annual meeting, said that hope is needed to bring lasting peace to the Holy [Read More...]

Use Online Tool to Urge Your Senator to Support Peace in Israel

Screenshot of CMEP form to contact your senator

From Churches for Middle East Peace comes a simple way to urge your elected representatives to help Secretary of State John Kerry move forward the negotiations between Israel and Palestine. At their website, CMEP is offering a simple form — searchable by your zip code — which will help you draft and send a note [Read More...]

Gennesaret, Catching Men, The Jesus Boat and Me

Lisa on the Sea of Galilee

Today was one of those days when I sat in Mass listening to my pastor proclaim and preach upon the gospel message from Luke 5:1-11 with tears streaming down my face and a recent memory in my heart. The cause for my emotions? A dual, visceral reaction to both my pastor’s eloquent homily and my [Read More...]