Bury the Dead

I remember the crushing absence felt by myself and my family the days, months, and years that followed my father’s death. I remember the nonsensical loss of students that I taught. I remember step by step as we prepared the ground and our hearts for the grief that...

Visiting the Sick

I don’t do hospitals. I was sufficiently traumatized by two separate trips to the emergency room as a child. The thought of sitting in a waiting room is enough to make me queasy! It’s no surprise that I rejected the idea of hospital chaplaincy during Divinity school....

Feed the Hungry

This week, Rob Tasman, opens up our next part of our series which will help us discern how we can put mercy in action by unpacking the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  This week, we begin with the first corporal work of mercy- Feed the Hungry. My worlds...

God’s Mercy Endures Through Us

Jesus, I feel within me A great desire to please you But, at the same time I feel totally incapable of doing this Without your special light and help, Which I can expect only from you. Accomplish your will within me— Even in spite of me. ~St. Claude La Colombiere, SJ...