This is the first installment of two parts retelling the story of St. Nicholas Rummage Sale of Evanston, IL. which took place on Saturday, July 20. The Rummage Sale has gained the reputation of being one of the best sales of Chicago’s North Shore. The stretched of the […]
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.
I love the smell of fresh baked-bread. I recall the times I’ve stopped at the international market intending to buy a couple of items, and leave with a loaf of bread. The aroma of fresh-baked bread fills the area gently alluring hungry shoppers to the area where bread […]
What piece of furniture is central to your family life? Is it a focal point to engage, to gather, to remember? Consider the dining room table it draws the family together to talk about the events of the day [family liturgy of the word], and be nourished by […]
The first Sunday of the Scrutinies drew me into the paradox of preaching words to stir the hearts, to give a sense of hope. May these words provide comfort and strength, and stretch our religious imaginations beyond borders trusting in a God that will never abandon us. Therapy […]