Posts By: seberle

Stand and Wait – Caroline Park

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Stand and Wait Caroline Park is a vocalist, pianist, violinist and guitar player. She performs folk, jazz, and other genres with her quartet, The Caroline Park Quartet , and enjoys songwriting and arranging music . On a different note…she is a fisheries attorney with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Being part of Ignatian Volunteers Corps’ retreats brings her great joy and inspiration! Modified… Read more »

Pentecost during Pandemic:  A Reflection on Invitations and Challenges – Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Ph.D

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While our Old and New Testament readings can invite our own musings and imaginings of invasions by locusts, blight, and varying plagues, I doubt that many of us ever imagined that we would actually be part of this global reality in contemporary times.  And as our lives are turned upside down and inside out, as… Read more »

Shelter Me – Fr. Michael Joncas

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The following is an excerpt from The Catholic Spirit, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.  The full article can be found here. Father Michael Joncas, a prolific liturgical composer whose best-known hymns include “On Eagles’ Wings,” said he woke up in the middle of the night March 25 with a “nagging idea.” He had been praying about… Read more »

Ignatian Spirituality in the Time of Pandemic – Fr. James Martin, SJ

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James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, member of IVC’s National Advisory Council, editor at large of America, consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication and the author of many books including Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide and, most recently, Building a Bridge.  He is a frequent commentator in the national and international media and… Read more »

Solace in a Time of Isolation – Janet Ruffing RSM

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Solace in a Time of Isolation The Poet David Whyte writes: “Solace is not an evasion, nor a cure for our suffering, nor a made-up state of mind.  Solace is a direct seeing and participation; a celebration of the beautiful coming and going, appearance and disappearance of which we have always been a part. Solace… Read more »

Now What? – Noreen Manzo

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“Now what?” That’s the question I posed rather uneasily to myself in mid-March when the Coronavirus interrupted our lives.  My husband and I had access to a modest family home in Connecticut with a magnificent view of Long Island Sound, so we decided to pack up and go, planning for what we imagined would be… Read more »