Monthly Archives: July 2012

Reflection

Posted by .

Spiritual reflection is related to, but not the same as, seeing our reflection in a mirror. When we look at ourselves in a well-lighted mirror, we see, in present time, our face or other external components of our bodies exactly as they are. When we reflect upon our experiences, we “see,” in the present, something… Read more »

Lourdes is Where You Are

Posted by .

Catholicism has a great sense of place, a faith rooted in special locations around the world.  There is the Holy Land, of course, but in the last two millennia Catholicism has developed a long list of sites around the world with special meaning: the Vatican, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima, Guadalupe, and thousands of other locales… Read more »

Are you available?

Posted by .

How does a volunteer become an IVC volunteer—a “man or woman for others,” committing considerable time, effort and spiritual attention to serving the poor—during a time in life when others their age are taking it easy? In recent interviews with 10 prospective IVC volunteers, these 4 questions helped inform their discernment: How did you find… Read more »

Tomorrow’s Catholic

Posted by .

For many of us who have been reading through Michael Morwood’s Tomorrow’s Catholic, there arise strong feelings. Maybe these are feelings of elation and hope that someone (at last?) has articulated the doubts, hopes, fears that we all have about our Church. Maybe they are feelings of worry, even despair, that we’ll ever see adequate… Read more »