“The challenge that we live daily is to enter into this mystery with faith. Am I willing to suffer with the people here, the suffering of the powerless, the feeling impotent? Can I say to my neighbors – I have no solutions to this situation; I don’t know the answers but I will walk with you, search with you, be with you …The front line is real and hard, though at times it has a peaceful face. Yet I see it as an opportunity to become more human, more Christian, more dependent on the Lord, my community, and the people placed in my life right now.” -Ita Ford
On December 2nd, 1980 Ita Ford M.M., Maura Clarke M.M., Dorothy Kazel O.S.U., and Jean Donovan were murdered by death squad operating under orders from the Salvadoran government. The four became known as “The Four Churchwomen of El Salvador.”
This beautiful icon is the work of Lewis Williams, S.F.O.
Early morning rise. Walk (air temp: -3). Music (This). Daystarter list. Run. Coffee.
This morning’s toe tapper: These Shadows by Wooden Shjips. Wonderful.
17 hours ago when I left my apartment to start grinding, I was singing this tune…I don’t know a particular reason why…other than because it’s awesome. I shall now sing it to myself again on the walk home.
These Bronx kindergarteners just broke into song/dance…to The Saints Go Marching In! Go Saints! #WeAreCC
My flights are headed east, but my thoughts and prayers are headed west as the family gathers around the woman who taught me to love Notre Dame and the Pack, Grandma Baker. Here we are at the first game I coached for Carroll earlier this fall.
Feeling particularly blessed today to be at Carroll. Such a great place with such great people. #WeAreCC
Great piece on a new site started by some like-minders, Live Questions.
Mark 10:13-16: “People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.”
(Photo: L’Osservatore Romano; scripture pairing via James Martin, SJ)