Dust if You Must, Because You Must

Dust if You Must, Because You Must

I recently came across this poem: Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seed, Ponder the difference between want and need?   Dust if you must, but there’s not much time, With rivers to swim and...
When Catholicism is in Your Bones

When Catholicism is in Your Bones

Since we moved to Minnesota, my family and I have been meeting a lot of converts, many of them my husband’s colleague at the Catholic university where he is a professor. It seems that more of them than not are converts. The other day a distinguished colleague asked my...
Quiet Time

Quiet Time

Monday of Holy Week is already upon us.  How did that happen?  One day it’s Mardi Gras and we’re living it up, eating cheese steaks and (separately) chocolate, and then, bam!  We’re standing for the longest Gospel of the year and wondering why we...
A Papal Focus for Lent

A Papal Focus for Lent

I won’t lie.  Until about five minutes ago, I had no real idea as to what I was going to write for today’s post.  In my head, thoughts about Lent, Ash Wednesday, the Holy Father, and Sts. Cyril and Methodius were running a muck, each vying for the spot....