To Grow in Wisdom and Understanding. . .

Reflecting on the encounter I had last week led me to a deeper understanding of the situation I find myself in today.  I am grateful for the painful experience of bumping up against another person’s boundary.  What I am learning about myself as I turn my gaze inward has less to do with that encounter,Continue reading “To Grow in Wisdom and Understanding. . .”


I begin my contemplation of Psalm 59 not with the beautiful opening I shared last week, but the second stanza which calls for an honest look at self.  Forgiveness is a process of inner healing, for both the one asking forgiveness and the one being asked. Ultimately, for me, forgiveness is a gift from God.Continue reading “Self-knowing”

CORRECTION:  This is a correction of my post, “Contemplation”, Feb 5, 2021. In the fourth sentence I wrote “The Book of Psalms in the Torah or the Old Testament,”  The Books of Psalms is part of the Hebrew Bible, called the Writings or the Ketuvim, in Hebrew.  The Torah is also part of the HebrewContinue reading


My birthday passed last week, always a time for celebration and reflection.  I have a tradition of reading the psalm of my age every year, so this year is Psalm 59.  I acquired this tradition on my 30th birthday from a dear friend, Sister Elaine Roulet, CSJ.  The Book of Psalms in the Torah orContinue reading “Contemplation”