On Monday, May 9, 2022, Maya Davis, a graduating nursing student, gave the following sermon in our last Religion 399 African American Faith and Social Justice class. I asked Maya if I could share her words with the world. Let the words of her mouth and the meditations of her heart be acceptable, Oh Lord.
Articles in Reflections
Today we increasingly hear about being “woke.” In this Vincentian Mindwalk I will try to move beyond any narrow political meanings.
Mark Horvath has been trying to bring home the reality of homelessness for real people who are homeless.
Seminarian Thomas Cipolla shares insight on the small sacrifices we make every day through reflective prayer.
We are witnessing the high price to be paid for freedom, and the slow and arduous road to building peace through dialogue and negotiation.
I remember well the stir caused when Christian Barnard in 1967 announced the first successful human heart transplant. Newly ordained, I joined with people around the world rejoicing in this miracle.
The reward we get for sacrifice and almsgiving is eternal, it’s personal, it’s fulfilling in every way.
Our national social justice committee formed a sub committee titled the Indigenous Sharing Circle. (ISC).
An experience watching his brother play a priest martyred during the Mass inspired Deacon Dominic Winter to join the Seminary and truly discover the true sacrifice of Christ during the Mass.
In Luke’s 15th chapter, Jesus relates his perhaps most famous parable, aiming to open another window onto the Kingdom of God, especially its meaning for the present.
I have never written anything like a play. I probably never will. But I thought of the outline of a play about “walking together” as Pope Francis refers to synodality.
Carolina Nemo describes her spiritual experience in Fatima, Portugal– and how seeing the joyful prayers to the Blessed Mother made her more fully understand the nature of giving all of yourself in sacrifice to God.