Remembering World Water Day This Lent

This day commemorates the lives of those without access to clean water and spurs us to action.

Giving Up Violence for Lent - Can We Do It?

Try being a peacemaker this Lenten season, and keep a keen eye on the many ways our culture encourages violence, especially among boys (just page through a toy catalog). Ask God for the grace to promote Jesus' peace, the peace the world cannot give, the peace that allowed him to endure the mocking, the scourging, the profound pain of the cross, with the words, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

I want to fall in love again with life and people and God

“I want to fall in love again with life and people and God. I want to be amazed by the world and all its beauty.” That’s what I wrote in my journal the first day I arrived at JVC:NW orientation, sitting by some picturesque stream, uncertain of what the year would bring, my spirit alive with the excitement of that new step, clueless as to the extent to which God would amaze and unmistakably change me.