Spirituality and the Contemplative Life


Coming Fall 2017

Not By Bread Alone
Daily Reflections for Lent 2018

From Liturgical Press.

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Recent Work in Print
  • "Overflowing with God's Glory" Give Us This Day, April 2017 introductory essay
  • "All Flame" Give Us This Day, 25 December 2016
  • "The Wisdom of the Nets" Give Us This Day, 1 September 2016
  • "Pope writes most tender answers to kids' hardest questions" A review of Pope Francis' book for children Dear Pope Francis. Catholic News Service. April 2016
  • "We are never alone" Give Us This Day, May 2016 (reflection on Psalm 139: from you knit me together in my mother's womb to If I bed down in Sheol—there You are)
  • "Into the Torrents of Time" Give Us This Day, 26 March  2016 (a reflection for Easter Vigil)
  • "A Hard Teaching" Give Us This Day, 4 October 2015 (a reflection on marriage for the opening of the 2016 Synod on the Family)
  • "Una conversación imaginada: El encuentro de la ciencia y la fe" AL DÍA, 22 September 2015 (fiction) (English here)
  • "Prayer Before Study" Give Us This Day, September 2015 (on St. Thomas Aquinas' prayer before study)
  • Overwhelmed by the Word" Give Us This Day, 1 July 2015
  • "Stealing Moments of Quiet" Catholic Update, May 2015
  • "Listen" Give Us This Day, 12 March 2015
  • "Sacred Family Portraits" Give Us This Day, 28 December 2014
  • Sick and you cared for me, Homilies and Reflections for Cycle B (Homilists for the Homeless, ed. James Knipper):  9th and 21st Sundays in Ordinary Time, Clear Faith Publishing, 2014.
  • "An Ineluctable Longing" Give Us This Day, 15 August 2014
  • "Uninhibited Prayer" Give Us This Day, 1 March 2014
  • Naked and You Clothed Me, Homilies and Reflections for Cycle A (Homilists for the Homeless, ed. James Knipper):  2nd Sunday of Lent and 7th Sunday of Easter, Clear Faith Publishing, 2013.
  • "A Light Undimmed," Give Us This Day, 1 January 2013
  • "Credo," Give Us This Day, 1 June 2013
  • "Murmuring," Give Us This Day, 13 December 2013 
  • "Uninhibited Prayer,"Give Us This Day, 1 March 2014 
  • "Silence Speaks Volumes," Liguorian Magazine October 2013
  • Como vivir tu penitencia, (Spanish translation of pamphlet Living Your Penance: Reconciliation and Renewal), Liguori Press, 2013 (Kindle version here


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My regular column can be found at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's news site CatholicPhilly.com (formerly The Catholic Standard & Times), where I've been writing since 2008. Read a column from December 2015 here
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