These past weeks I have been reflecting on the gifts of this fall season. Here are a few images that came to mind that are associated with the "fall" season or the word itself, which I have considered in light of religious life:
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Where is our trust, really? Lately, the political conversation in the United States has me wondering. Do we make our leaders into messiahs, believing blindly that they’ll save us from our troubles? Do we falsely think that the correct policies and governmental laws will save us from our problems? Why do so many people seem to think that more jobs will be the solution?
Sisters in their 20s & 30s are invited to join us for our annual peer-led retreat MLK Weekend at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. Gather with other younger women religious for prayer, reflection, conversation and relationship building. Visit the GV website to
If you are a formation minister or in community leadership, encourage your younger members to attend! The connections they make will sustain them for years to come.