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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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Lisa Deam: We Are All Pilgrims

Sister Julia Walsh and author Lisa Deam talk about pilgrimage as a spiritual practice and discipleship as a journey. They discuss the paradoxes of faith and being a contemplative, where we are called to be in the moment, while also moving toward God. And they share how loving history and being part of the Church is relational, messy work.

Our Podcast

Lisa Deam: We Are All Pilgrims Messy Jesus Business

Sister Julia Walsh and author Lisa Deam talk about pilgrimage as a spiritual practice and discipleship as a journey. They discuss the paradoxes of faith and being a contemplative, where we are called to be in the moment, while also moving toward God. And they share how loving history and being part of the Church is relational, messy work.
  1. Lisa Deam: We Are All Pilgrims
  2. Sister Chioma Ahanihu: Lending Your Voice
  3. Sister Mumbi Kigutha: Transforming Pain through Reconciliation
  4. Father Adam Bucko: Every Day A Beginner
  5. Jon Sweeney: Finding Comfort and Confidence in the Mess

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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