When reading the story of Mary’s visit to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45), my imagination is captured by John the Baptist leaping in Elizabeth’s womb. Although tiny and as yet unborn, John is already attuned to the presence of God. When Mary appears at the door, bearing Jesus in her own womb, John can’t contain his joy […]MORE

    An Easter Witness of Strength and Hope

    “Speak, Mary, declaring what you saw, wayfaring…’Christ, my hope, is arisen.’” –from the Easter Sequence The Paschal Candle has always captivated me. It calls to mind the Easter fire bursting into life, our procession into the darkened church with our candles burning, the brilliant light of the church aglow as we sing the Great Alleluia. […]MORE
    “Women of the Church . . . makes manifest the diverse work of Catholic women in the Church, in the past and present.” –From our Forum’s purpose statement. The desire to make manifest the work of women in the Church sparked our dream of bringing people together to celebrate and support women of the Church. […]MORE