O Mother

“Woman behold your son, son behold your mother.” O Mother O Mother, how can you bear this torture of your son? You have been given to me, I want to comfort you, shield you somehow from the pain. But,instead I weep on your breast, you are cradling me, telling me, “ Do whatever he tells…

Miserere Mei,Deus

I started to write this at the beginning of Lent but only now getting to finish it and send it off. Pope Francis has declared this the year of Mercy and that is what Lent culminating with Easter is all about. God’s Mercy bestowed on us . Miserere Mei, Deus We drop some food on the…

This New Day

I was reading a reflection on the back of a beautiful print of a painting by artist Stephanie Morris entitled Virgin and Child (stephaniebmorris.com)  and written by the artist. It is from the perspective of Mary speaking to each one of us and offering to let us hold the babe in our arms and so…

Advent : A Gift

I heard a sermon the first Sunday in Advent and the priest said , “ Advent is a gift, unwrap it and use it wisely. “ This led me to think about what that might mean, how I might approach this season in a fresh way.   Advent : A Gift   If we look…

Sisters in Heart and Spirit

  I wrote this 15 years ago and now I post it here to honor this dear sister of the heart after hearing of her death. We kept talking about trying to see each other again in person this side of heaven (she lived in Chicago and I in San Diego)  but now we will…

The Greatest Generation.

Last weekend in many different places there was a celebration called the Spirit of 45. It was in honor of the anniversary of the end of WWII and especially was honoring the veteran’s from that war. I am a veteran myself and along with the hospice I work for here in San Diego County, CA…