Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry

By Maria Morera Johnson     In today’s Gospel, Luke recounts that Jesus summoned the Twelve Apostles, gave them authority to cast out demons and heal the sick, and instructed them to go [...]

Living That Still More Excellent Way

by Lindsay Schlegel   The first section of today’s first reading is kind of a gut punch for me. At the end of each day, I’m accustomed to considering what I did and what I didn’t do. But [...]

Inheriting the Dirt

by Danielle Bean   In today’s Gospel, Jesus shares a pretty challenging teaching: “Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil [...]

You Were Chosen for Such a Time as This

By Kelly Wahlquist In preparation for a WINE & Shrine Women’s Pilgrimage through Italy, our pilgrims receive the usual traveling tips—what to pack, temperatures to expect, where to get [...]

Moving from Idle to Mission

By Katie Taylor     Reflecting on today’s Gospel from Matthew 20:1-16, I am reminded of how we are all called to work in His vineyard. WINE brings together women in the New [...]

Why Go To Confession

By Allison Gingras   This mercy offering sacrament is transformative. Described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as an “Interior repentance is a radical reorientation of our [...]

Scraps from the Table

By Lynda MacFarland     In the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 15, verses 21-28, we read of the Canaanite woman’s faith. She begs Jesus to deliver her daughter from an evil spirit and [...]

Love Letters to Heaven – Letting Go

By Joelle Maryn   Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to [...]