Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …

Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity

The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book. Continue reading “Building a Bridge (Book Recommendation) …”

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Best Books of 2016 …

The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New by Annie Dillard

In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself. Continue reading “Best Books of 2016 …”

The Cure for Sorrow …

A blessing meets us in the place of our deepest loss.
In that place, it gives us a glimpse of wholeness
and claims that wholeness here and now …

When the shattering world.
Then your sheltering heart.

When the sorrowing way.
Then your encircling grace.

When the unbearable dark.
Then your comfort, your light.

When the empty, the ache.
Then your welcoming door.

When you.
Then this blessing,
this grateful,
this thanks.

— Jan Richardson from The Cure for Sorrow Continue reading “The Cure for Sorrow …”

Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light (New Release) …

Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light by Paula D’Arcy

An apprenticeship with the night is an inheritance I would wish for everyone.” Paula D’Arcy was only 27 when a drunk driver killed her husband and young daughter. But in the midst of her crushing despair, and to her complete amazement, she discovered a presence within her that responded to her fearful cries for help. Her anguished heart was met by a great tenderness and wisdom, which she grew to recognize as a transcendent love. Over time—knowing that pain was not the final say and did not have absolute power—she was able to find her way back to the light. Continue reading “Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light (New Release) …”