‘My Dialogue With a Butterfly’: A Poem

February 22, 2016 MY DIALOGUE WITH A BUTTERFLY by Sr. Veronica Ufomba SHCJ   Butty, Butty! That’s what I call you! You’re so beautiful, so free to fly You don’t seem to have any worries in life You can fly and perch on any tree You can fly and perch on any flower You can […]

Pope Francis’ 2016 Message for Lent

“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). “The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee” 1. Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelized In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived […]

Reflection: The Temptation of Jesus

By Sr. Lilian Okwechime, SHCJ, Abuja, Nigeria Our earthly journey is arrayed with temptations just as Luke 17:1 puts it: “Things that will cause you to sin must come” Temptations are not sin, but they can cause someone to sin. Today’s Gospel, from Luke 4: 1-13, talks about the temptation of Jesus. “Jesus, full of […]

Care For Our Common Home During Lent

By Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ Lent, which begins February 10, offers the perfect time to connect the Sunday Scripture readings with Pope Francis’ “urgent appeal … for a new dialog about how we are shaping the future of our planet.” (Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, par. 14) Laudato Si’, the Encyclical News reports (and […]