My family moves on average every other summer. Usually, we are heading into parts unknown, with little connections already established. Certain faith-based ministries allow me to connect and network with other women, so usually I am not starting over completely blind. But, sometimes, there is … Continue readingBiblical Friendship
The typical sin offering was a lamb and a turtledove, but because of their poverty Mary and Joseph were allowed to make a sacrifice of a pair of turtledoves or pigeons. It shouldn’t pass our observation here that Mary was indeed presenting and giving her son to God, following the Jewish precept of offering the first born son to the service of God. This offering would be fully manifested 33 years later when He would become the unblemished lamb sacrificed as expiation for the sins of all mankind. … Continue readingA Reflection on the Presentation
A Confusing Feast On first look, Our Lady of Sorrows is confusing. It’s a whole day, a whole “Feast” Day, devoted to sorrow. How does one celebrate and commemorate sorrow? What’s more, Mary’s the Queen of Heaven, and Heaven’s a place of eternal happiness. How … Continue readingA Space for Grief: A Reflection on Our Lady of Sorrows
“On a pilgrimage you step outside your comfort zone. You see the world from a fresh perspective.” Unfortunately, pilgrimages can be expensive endeavors… … Continue reading50 States 51 Marian Pilgrimages
When I taught high school theology, it was one of many vocabulary words that students got confused: Assumption, Ascension, Annunciation. To help them remember, I offered a type of mnemonic device. Which vocabulary word is used to describe when Jesus bodily rises to heaven … Continue readingHappy Feast of the Assumption!