The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the new Liturgical Church Year. It comes at a time when we enter the deep nights of December. We feel the bone-chill of winter winds. As the virus surges within our communities we need this season. We have grown […]
I am a life-long learning; by profession, I am a special education teacher. I teach with passion and the belief that within each student is the "inner teacher" guiding them to find the answers to life's most important questions. With that said, I seek creative ways to help my students discover their inner teacher. I find myself involved in a lot of projects and programs. Other interests include: writing and reflecting on my teaching practice, hosting guests at my BnB, DIY home projects, gardening, composting, aquaponics, reading, and spending time with family and friends. My life values are guided by the Gospel of Jesus and the Franciscan Charism. I am an Associate of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart which at the heart is showing compassion and doing works of neighborly love.
This evening marks the beginning of the Advent Season. Set-up for Advent is predictable: unpack the pewter base and check the candle length. Today I plucked a few sprigs from the emerald green arborvitea behind my neighbor’s garage. Assembling the Advent wreath I ask myself how different will […]
God’s Mercy endures forever (Psalms 108, and 136), a cry that seeps into our bones, our minds, our whole being. Let all the people cry out: God’s Mercy endures forever, and ever! Tomorrow, Divine Mercy Sunday, 2nd Sunday of Easter draws our attention to the Mercy of God. How fitting […]
Holy Week 2020 – COVID19 has turned upside down our liturgical actions and rituals. This time server schedules would be finalized for the Easter Triduum. Sitting in my living room watching Mass live-streamed isn’t how I expected Palm Sunday to be. I would be finalizing the server schedule […]