All you holy women, pray for us

Venerable Henriette DeLille, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Family, a community of African American women, pray for usSt. Gertrude the Great, writer and mystic with a love for the heart of Jesus, pray for usSt. Margaret of Scotland, encourager of Church synods, pray for us One of the gifts of participating in a […]

A Bonus Year + Weaving Webs

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that what we thought would be the culmination and conclusion of a two year process – October 2023’s Synod Assembly in Rome – will in fact be a point of convergence along the way. Next October’s Synod gathering will be the first of two such meetings, to help foster and grow a Church more capable […]

What is Synodality?

Ellie and I attended the Leadership Roundtable’s Catholic Leaders Summit last week. This annual gathering brings together diocesan leaders, clergy, university presidents, theologians, Catholic non-profit and business leaders, along with folks that have practical management experience and who want to help the Church be run with more accountability.  I was humbled to be part of […]

Ven con Nosotros al Caminar, Santa María Ven!

I was most looking forward to the singing. After two years of muting ourselves on Zoom while Claire Hitchins led us on guitar—I was eager for harmonies, rounds, the feeling of voices vibrating and echoing in a room. And yet, I was hesitant, wondering how we’d bridge the distances of language, culture, social location as 55 pilgrims […]