Rise!

Rise!

I don’t know what it is, but there is something so powerful about hearing the prayers of the women who are currently incarcerated at the local correctional facility. Their faith strengthens mine, and their reflections enlighten me. Today we shared our thoughts about Lazarus. Today’s Gospel read: “Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you…

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Made in the Image of God

Made in the Image of God

Today, I was invited to present a talk on Morality at a Confirmation Retreat for a local parish. Though the students were still trying to *grasp* the idea of Confirmation (those were the days!), I think one of the biggest gifts came for me personally, where I got to prepare my talk. Through my preparation, I reflected greatly on what morality means to me and what morality calls us to. I asked one of my mentors how I should even begin…

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Si, Se Puede!

Si, Se Puede!

Above Photo taken from KPCC Today we celebrate Cesar Chavez and we are grateful to his leadership as a role model for social justice and nonviolence. What many do not know is that Cesar Chavez, is that he joined the Filipino worker strikes as well. Here’s an excerpt from the United Farm Workers website on the strike: The 1965-1970 Delano Grape Strike and Boycott On September 8, 1965, Filipino American grape workers, members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, walked…

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Amigos

Amigos

I will forever be grateful for my experiences to Nicaragua…even though the visits are emotionally, physically, and mentally demanding, especially when you are in charge of your students in a foreign country, I am grateful to accompany students on these encounters with Christ. Today, I was reminded of how much beauty there is on these trips! Really challenging, but looking back, my heart is full of gratitude. Please keep us in our prayers, as our Nicaragua trip is coming up…

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Flexibility

Flexibility

You know those times when you feel like you can’t do something because you’re sick or you feel like you’re not up to it, or you just really don’t have energy for something, even though you really push yourself to do it? And you wish someone was there to take it for you, or you wish someone would offer to help you in that moment? Today that happened to one of my students. She had to do something, she was…

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