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The followers of Jesus in the early Church modeled how to live in relationship, with one heart and soul. The early Christian community was devoted to following and spreading the teachings of Jesus it meant living in a construct where they prayed and lived communally – sharing everything from routine to food – but also […]
Those Guerrilla Women Spoke of Love L’Osservatore Romano presents a story by Sr. Ilaria Buonriposi, a Combonian missionary sister and social worker with a focus on restorative justice and resilience skills building. This article can be read on the L’Osservatore Romano website. Read the article here
Ministry on California’s Death Row I lift the Blessed Sacrament for the men inside the cage to see. “This is my body, which is given for you.” These are the words spoken at the last meal of a man about to be condemned and executed by the state. God is here in this awful place—Death […]
Dear Friends, I had it all for a long time. Or so I thought. I wanted the things of this world, and I sure got them all right. Lots of cash, a nice apartment, nice clothes, a good job, as many women and parties as I wanted. Then I started losing these things, one by […]
Whose Sheep? How we can mirror the Good Shepherd in response to the realities of addiction and incarceration Addiction. No one likes to talk about it, much less come to terms with the fact that the person sitting next to you at your kid’s soccer game, in front of you at church or beside you […]
A Lenten Reflection on Accompaniment As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. Luke 23:26 This Holy Week, we reflect on the gift of accompaniment. We can’t take away another person’s […]