Lament and hope go hand in hand

“Say her name!” I yelled, and the crowds roared back: “Breonna Taylor!” After days of protests of the death of George Floyd around the country, I had a gnawing feeling inside that yet again, a Black woman had been relegated to the bottom of the pile in the fight for social justice. So I was excitedContinue reading “Lament and hope go hand in hand”

Groaning and gratitude

I am wide-awake in a dark hospital room. I survived a gruesome hiking accident that left me bloody and alone in the bottom of a ravine, but I’ve been told that I’ll have reconstructive jaw surgery the next day. My family and Franciscan sisters have gone home to sleep for the rest of the night.Continue reading “Groaning and gratitude”

meet the blogger

Guest blogger: Jane Comeau Messy Jesus Business readers, here’s your chance to meet this blog’s creator, Sister Julia Walsh! In this video, set inside her former ministry, Hales Franciscan High School, Sister Julia talks about her journey to religious life. The video is part of a new series, “Called,” launched earlier this year by FSPA. TheContinue reading “meet the blogger”