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Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, S. J.

A Burning Question

Wouldn’t you have loved to be there? How thrilling!


In Exile

Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Passing on the Spirit

A blessing is a way of remaining permanently present to someone. It is a way of giving someone our love, our insight, our strength, our presence, in a word, our spirit, in our physical absence.


Student Reflections

Annie C. Shaver

Crazy Experiences

I am continuously amazed at how God works in our lives and that no matter how crazy things seem to be God always has a plan.


Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Coming of the Spirit

Whatever other gifts the Spirit might bring to people, no one can say that Jesus is Lord without the Spirit, as the Second Reading explains.


The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

“People of God”

What would happen if we carried the Spirit of Christ into the sinful structures of the world? What if we brought the Spirit of Christ into the dead bones of our broken relationships among races and sexes and cultures and regions of the world?


Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

What impact does forgiveness of sin have on peace? Is it always easy to forgive?


A Poem
to Sit With

J. Janda

My Spirit is
you—he will
you what to do and say...