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Welcome to the mess.

Here at Messy Jesus Business – the blog and the podcast – we’re exploring the mess of radical Gospel living. We experience Christian discipleship as a life of struggle as we advocate for social justice, live simply, serve others, practice contemplation and live in community. 

For nearly 10 years, this blog has been offering inspiration, resources and reflections for radical Gospel living.  Along with Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Sister Julia Walsh, the Messy Jesus Business guest bloggers offer works of creative nonfiction, poetry, and prayers related to the messiness of following Jesus in our modern world.

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“Saint Therese Doing the Dishes” by Brother Michael O’Neill McGrath, OSFS
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Photo courtesy of Amy Nee-Walker

Discover Our Blog

Our blog includes reflections, prayer, and poetry on all sorts of topics that concern radical disciples. Climate Change. Racism. Gun violence. Poverty. Politics. Parenting. The Works of Mercy. Nonviolence. And much more.

Recent Blog Posts

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Christiana N. Peterson: Getting Real about Death, Dying and Grief

Sister Julia Walsh and author Christiana N. Peterson contemplate death, our cultural fear and avoidance of it, and what it looks like to be in a healthy relationship with death. They also discuss grief, mysticism and the saints, the importance of death rituals, and whether rituals are for the dead or those in mourning

Our Podcast

Christiana N. Peterson: Getting Real about Death, Dying and Grief Messy Jesus Business

Sister Julia Walsh and author Christiana N. Peterson contemplate death, our cultural fear and avoidance of it, and what it looks like to be in a healthy relationship with death. They also discuss grief, mysticism and the saints, the importance of death rituals, and whether rituals are for the dead or those in mourning
  1. Christiana N. Peterson: Getting Real about Death, Dying and Grief
  2. Olga M. Segura: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church
  3. Kaya Oakes: The Importance of Being Humble and Vulnerable
  4. Lisa Deam: We Are All Pilgrims
  5. Sister Chioma Ahanihu: Lending Your Voice

Discern Your Vocation

Sister Julia companions spiritual seekers and women who are discerning a call to religious life.

The building of God’s reign of peace and justice needs you! We welcome all people into the community as we explore the margins and celebrate the goodness.

-Sister Julia WALSH FSPA

Community

You can be part of this virtual community and build relationships with other people on the fringes of faith. Subscribe to our blog and podcast. Follow our social media accounts. Tell us what you think and send us your prayer requests.

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