Advent in May: Rediscovering Galilee

“The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.” This first sentence from today’s Gospel on the Feast of the Ascension serves as a bookend to the Easter pilgrimage we began seven weeks ago. The Gospel for the Easter Vigil recounts the first words of the Resurrected Christ: “DoContinue reading “Advent in May: Rediscovering Galilee”

My Watered Garden

“Woman, why are you weeping?” Easter should be the feast most unclouded by grief and heartbreak. Even nature seems to break forth in an unmatched “Hallelujah” as the spring is gently unveiled through flowers, zephyr, and relentless birdsong. After all, this octave of Easter is “the day that the Lord has made (Psalm 118).” Today,Continue reading “My Watered Garden”