Violence Will Not Have the Last Word

Lost for Words When a compatriot of mine killed fifty people at worship in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March 2019, I had no words for the horror, the anger, the grief, the sadness. No words for the shame that one of us could do such a thing, no words for my steadfast […]

Mary’s Contemplative Leadership

Have you ever heard of Mater Admirabilis? Her feast day is on 20 October. I got to know this well-loved image of Mary when I worked with the Religious of the Sacred Heart. If you visit a Sacred Heart school, you will surely find a version of this image somewhere on campus. If not, just […]

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, humiliation, […]

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, so […]