New Beginnings and A Challenge

August 27, 2019
It occurs to me as I anticipate the upcoming academic year that we often share new beginnings and we should maximize the experience. Each new beginning - whether a new academic year, planting a new tree or  shrub, meeting a new friend or colleague, sharing a new experience, reading a new book -  brings with it opportunity and energy. These opportunities and this energy can feed our soul with the perspective to leave some pain…
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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…
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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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