Tagged: April 2009

Holy Week 101: A lesson in simplicity

My initiation into the Catholic Church was unusual. No RCIA. Not even much instruction. I was a seeking girl/woman traveling with all I owned in a duffle bag and found myself in St. Louis under the influence of a Jesuit who introduced me to the Gospel. Within days, he baptized me.

Can You See God in the Faces of the Hungry?

Human life is a fragile gift, much more fragile than we care to admit. Despite the inspiring stories of rare individuals  forced to endure severe adversities and manage to survive, the more common reality of human experience corresponds to the Rule of Threes: the average human being can survive only three minutes without air, three hours in severe conditions without shelter, three days without water, three weeks without food, and three months without hope.