One year ago when in person Mass participation was paused until further notice. The faithful gathered in their homes for live streamed Masses That worked well for a few months as we navigated “stay at home orders.” Yet we longed to be together for worship. With the change […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]