November 23, 2014

Last week I was away for a few days, drove north to Washington DC where I stayed one night at our friar house of formation and then to Philadelphia, where I stayed at St. Francis Inn, where I used to live before I arrived here in Raleigh in August. It was nice to see...

November 16, 2014

One of the highlights of my time here was just over a week ago, a cool and crisp Monday with blue skies and bright sunshine, as our parish and school staff gathered in the church for prayer and then spent the next several hours doing different service projects, both...

November 9, 2014

Last weekend, at all the masses was the Commemoration of All Souls in which we remembered the deceased who had gone before us. At the 5:30 vigil mass on Saturday after the homily, we had a ritual in which we read the names of those from the parish who died in the past...

Learning to Breathe Through Suffering

By Sheila Read, Justice & Peace Specialist A friend who is active in many of our ministries serving the poor recently confided that she was struggling. The situation with a family was heartbreaking –  and there wasn’t much she could do to change it. Since...