A Tribute to Life

August 11th, 2017 It’s 7:00am, a brilliant and sunny friday morning, and I’m winding my way through the hills of the Pennsylvania turnpike. I’m on my way home. Praying I make it in time to say goodbye to my grandfather, a man who has played such an integral role through so many years of my … More A Tribute to Life

Mission New Mexico

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Jn 15:12-13 Sometimes, love and service look nothing like we expect them to. Sometimes, neither does laying down your life. Sometimes, it can take … More Mission New Mexico

Mother of the Wounded: A Lesson in Self-Surrender

Czestochowa, Poland ~ February 1st, 2008 We cross the border, into Poland, and my eyes can see the traces of Communism, holding on long after the thing itself has died away: stark, gray buildings, so barren and plain, all looking exactly like the one before, because everything has to be equal… and it strikes me: … More Mother of the Wounded: A Lesson in Self-Surrender