May is for Mary

The first time my now husband came to lunch in my tiny studio apartment he looked with puzzled amusement at the statues and icons of…

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‘How Do I Serve the Church as a Lay Person?’

For two and a half years I was a Jesuit, living religious life and experiencing what it was like to be part of the Church in more of a public capacity. I had many opportunities to serve people from all walks of life in different places. I had to get used to people calling me brother or father, though I was neither. It was kind of nice to be an “official” representative of the Catholic Church as a religious.

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God As My Improv Partner

These days, my spiritual life unfolds like it might on an improv stage. Both improv and spirituality have organic qualities, great depth and playfulness, too.…

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