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Archive - July 2014

Arms that reach…

Arms that reach…

I can still hear my mom’s voice, “Hug her, and tell her you are sorry. Hug each other”. Seconds before, we engaged in a favorite pursuit of scaling, up and down, with our palms and heels, the open doorway in our kitchen. I don’t remember exactly...

A bigger family

A bigger family

The other day I was playing soccer in our backyard with a group of boys. We were having a send-off party for a good friend, Father Timothy Walsh, who is heading on to a new assignment. I worked closely with him over the last year, and he has been a...

A picture of hope

A picture of hope

Meriam Ibrahim met the Pope today. These courageous women escaped from Sudan. She had been tortured, beaten, sentenced to death, forced to deliver her baby while bound in chains on the floor of a cold jail cell, released, returned to present, sought...

Meeting New Friends

Meeting New Friends

The following is the second blog in the series from Fr. Edward Hopkins LC, who is walking “The Camino de Santiago” the pilgrimage through France and Spain to the tomb of St. James in Compostela in northwest Spain. You can follow his blogs on the...