Two worker houses: where ‘stranger becomes neighbor’

Guest blogger, Amy Nee One evening in May I sat on windowsill in the room I’d recently moved into at New York’s Maryhouse Catholic Worker. With legs folded into the frame, I watched a little window of sky that subtly made the dramatic shift from pale yellow to blazing pink without comment.  I was sitting withContinue reading “Two worker houses: where ‘stranger becomes neighbor’”

Rebuilding New Orleans

By guest blogger Jayne Pickett   This past week I journeyed with a group of women discerning a call to religious life. We traveled to New Orleans for a week of service at a ministry called The Rebuild Center, a collaborate effort by the Presentation Sisters, Jesuits and Vincentians.   No, our ministry was not carpentry orContinue reading “Rebuilding New Orleans”

1, 2, 3: eyes on me!

Guest blogger: Steven Cottam One of my many duties as a religion teacher involves getting the students ready for our monthly school Masses. Despite our preparations together, predictably, some of the younger kids always get anxious. Recently, I was in a pew during Mass in front of a group of first and second graders whenContinue reading “1, 2, 3: eyes on me!”

India: The grace of not having a clue

Guest blogger: Ben Anderson I was on the mountain top and things looked clear.  I was watching a group of Jesuit novices in the hilly northeastern states of India who were taking vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.  These vows were the same I had taken four years ago and they spoke to my heart.Continue reading “India: The grace of not having a clue”