MLK Voting Rights

Last week we remembered the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We also listened to contentious discussions of voting rights.   How do we understand these two contradictory events?  The words of Dr. King and of our Blessed mother might guide our reflection. In her Magnificat, Mary celebrates God’s choosing her to bring Christ into [...]

By |2023-01-21T10:00:57-05:00January 21st, 2023|Sister Fran|Comments Off on MLK Voting Rights

Haitian TPS Mary on the way to Bethlehem

As we continue our journey through Advent, our thoughts turn to Joseph and Mary, traveling to Bethlehem, their ancestral home, in order to be counted in the Roman census.  This was an arduous journey for all the travelers, but far more precarious for Mary, a young woman on the verge of delivering her child. These [...]

By |2022-12-16T11:03:25-05:00December 16th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Haitian TPS Mary on the way to Bethlehem

Venezuelan Refugee Policy Shift

The old adage that the political is personal was graphically demonstrated last Friday when 70 Venezuelan protestors launched from Mexico across the gateway bridge asking to be allowed to enter the United States to seek refugee status. Having previously been in US detention centers for more than 10 days, the protesters had been deported to [...]

By |2022-10-21T16:19:05-04:00June 5th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Venezuelan Refugee Policy Shift

Send Now Lucio Case

As we continue to rejoice in Christ’s resurrection, we can only imagine the joy Mary must have felt and continues to experience because of her son’s victory.   However, even in heaven, Mary must surely remember the worries of parenthood and pray for families. Last week a Texas court stayed the execution of Melissa Lucio and [...]

By |2022-05-06T09:44:59-04:00May 6th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Send Now Lucio Case

Send Now Lucio Case

As we continue to rejoice in Christ’s resurrection, we can only imagine the joy Mary must have felt and continues to experience because of her son’s victory.   However, even in heaven, Mary must surely remember the worries of parenthood and pray for families. Last week a Texas court stayed the execution of Melissa Lucio and [...]

By |2022-05-06T09:38:58-04:00April 14th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Send Now Lucio Case

Lourdes Dignity

Having celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes last Friday, our nation and our world stand in need of healing. With the military threat to Ukraine, tension at both our southern and northern borders, natural disasters and violent crime, we have many reasons to ask Mary to pray for us. With all the bad [...]

By |2022-02-17T10:09:24-05:00February 17th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Lourdes Dignity

Supreme Court Appointment

Last Wednesday we remembered the Presentation of Our Lord, when, following the law, Mary and Joseph journeyed to the temple to offer the proscribed sacrifice and present Jesus to God. There the priest Simeon gave thanks to God that he had seen the Messiah who would be a light to the world and a sign [...]

By |2022-02-04T14:41:14-05:00February 4th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Supreme Court Appointment

New Year Mother of God

Liturgically we begin the new year honoring Mary as the Mother of God. Scripture tells us that eight days after the birth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph took the child to the temple to be circumcised. There, Simeon told Mary that Jesus would be a light to reveal God to the nations, and that Jesus [...]

By |2022-01-07T12:25:24-05:00January 7th, 2022|Sister Fran|Comments Off on New Year Mother of God

Divisive Rhetoric Advent Incarnate Mary’s Fiat

In this season of Advent, we are reminded of the power of words. Mary’s fiat, her willingness to follow God’s will changed all of human history by bringing about the incarnation, the miracle of the Word made flesh. In our daily lives, we experience the power of words. Familiar carols call to mind the birth [...]

By |2021-12-03T13:26:16-05:00December 3rd, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on Divisive Rhetoric Advent Incarnate Mary’s Fiat

November 5, 2021 Elections – Unity

The feast of All Saints and All Souls, unite us in remembering our dead, praying for them, mourning our loss, remembering the traditions and lessons they taught us, and recalling the funny family stories handed from one generation to the next. On the other hand, many of the discussions of the recent elections continue to [...]

By |2021-11-06T10:30:04-04:00November 6th, 2021|Sister Fran|Comments Off on November 5, 2021 Elections – Unity
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