The humdrum of ‘ordinary time’ belies a truth hidden in plain sight worth considering

Thoughts on a Monday in early January. It’s really just a calendar flip but emerging into a new year inevitably brings serious and sometimes disheartening reflections. There are of course the annual “new year’s resolutions,” which are healthy for us even if often transitory. But for many “beginning again,” gearing up for the routines of … Continue reading The humdrum of ‘ordinary time’ belies a truth hidden in plain sight worth considering

Mary Lou Kownacki and covers of two of her books, The Nonviolent Movement and Love Beyond Measure

Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki: Mother of the spirituality of nonviolence

 by Rev. John Dear  Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The Benedictine Sisters of Erie gave Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki a beautiful send off last week after her death on January 6 from a long battle with cancer. Three hundred people attended her wake and storytelling session on January 9 and her funeral the following … Continue reading Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki: Mother of the spirituality of nonviolence