Manifesting Jesus – Jean Vanier

May 7, 2019 Spirituality
This morning I woke up to two inspiring things. First, I learned that Jean Vanier, founder of the L'Arche communities, had passed away. He is a modern-day saint and a man of radical presence and hospitality. His example of faith, a life lived for Jesus, with the marginalized and vulnerable, displayed an authenticity many of us hope to aspire to. Over the years, I have often returned to his writings as a source of spirituality…
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 26, 2019 Mission & Values
In April, Maria College honored Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We started the month with a viewing of the documentary The Hunting Ground, which highlights the two brave women who began the Title IX movement against…
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Christ is Risen

April 22, 2019 Spirituality
"Rejoice, let Mother Church also rejoice, arrayed with the lightning of his glory, let this holy building shake with joy, filled with the mighty voices of the peoples." From the Exsultet: The Proclamation of Easter…
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And so we wait.

April 22, 2019 Spirituality
Holy Thursday has always been one of my favorite rituals in the Church's year. Most especially, I love spending time at the altar of repose. It is a peaceful time, a place of waiting, a…
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Let’s Set the Record Straight

April 15, 2019 Mission & Values
Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the US Congress has been a lightning rod for criticism since her election in November. She made brief remarks about Islamophobia at…
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