my home's entry way, a couple of reminders that this week is unlike any other week “ Christ is my only
King; it is for him that I fight; it is to him that I have given my glove; it
is him I would glorify and defend… There is only one
truth, and that is to...
I've had a busy, non-stop kind of day, which means I'm writing this #SmallMerciesMiércoles post in the evening--as I wait for dinner. I'm not sure what my daughter Michelle is cooking for us tonight, but I can tell you that the smells making their way to m...
Here we are, heading toward Jerusalem with
Jesus. Palm Sunday is in two days, and all of sudden we’re neck-deep into Len t,
aren’t we? I don’t know about you, but for me this also means
I’m immersed in the mud and muck , the nitty-gritty down and dirty of a...
“ What if the events of our history are molding us as a sculptor molds his clay, and it is only in a careful obedience to his molding hands that we can discover our real vocation and become mature people? What if all the unexpected interruptions are in fact...
I am traveling this week--visiting family in Charlottesville, Virginia. But I don't want to leave you empty handed until next week, so... I hope you enjoy this edited version of a previous blog post on one of my favorite subjects: dreams ! Via Dolorosa, Je...
Between my finger and my
thumb The squat pen rests; snug
as a gun. ~ Seamus Heaney [ Note : Click here to read the rest of the poem
“ Digging ” by Irish poet Seamus Heaney. And click here to read an AMERICA
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In the past 25 years, María has been published broadly in the U.S., including the New York Times, St. Anthony Messenger, Our Sunday Visitor and other national and regional publications. She is a Director on the Catholic Press Association Board, and a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, an international community of intellectuals, and has traveled broadly on international assignments in Central America and the Caribbean, Israel, Turkey, and throughout Europe. Perhaps her favorite assignment was covering Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to her native country, Cuba. She has published five books, and contributed to numerous more.
- University of Texas at AustinJournalism
- University of OklahomaM.A. in English
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