Holy Week – It’s Not Over Yet

Guest post by Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ for Holy Week. There is a little book by Brendan Lovett entitled It’s Not Over Yet … Christological Reflections on Holy Week. At this time of Holy Week we are aware of the experiences of Jesus some two thousand years ago – experiences of fickleness, infidelity, ridicule, mockery,...

Palm Sunday Peace March

A March for Justice or Peace? I’m not sure exactly when the Palm Sunday Peace March in my city began to be rebranded as a rally for justice. This year the theme is justice for refugees. Asylum seekers and refugees are in desperate need of a more just and compassionate response from our government,...

Praying for the Living and the Dead and the Call to Community

On the eve of All Saints Day I have not been thinking about Halloween, tricks, treats or tacky costumes. I’ve been thinking about building community. Pope Francis is constantly calling us to a larger sense of community, and so does the communion of saints. A Broad & Deep Sense of Community During the Year...

Advent Week Four – Instruments of God’s Love

In Advent week four we light the third of the purple candles in the advent wreath. It represents love. Love is, actually, all around us. It is not always as obvious as a romantic comedy. It is rarely as sentimental as a Christmas movie. Love can be demanding, and frightening and exhausting – like...