Mary of Guadalupe, symbol of hope and renewal

The most popular Marian devotion among U.S. Catholics presently is the devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. She is the most widely embraced Marian devotion in the entire American continent and perhaps the most revered religious icon in the world.

Finding light in a weary world

“Can you believe people are putting their Christmas decorations up already?” an acquaintance asked me the first week of November. “I’m used to the stores starting Christmas earlier and earlier every year, but not my family or friends.”

Soñar despierto con Dios

A veces me gusta sentarme y soñar despierta con Dios. Puedo estar debajo de un árbol en un parque, mirando las sombras entre las hojas, o en mi oficina, escuchando la lluvia golpear contra mi ventana, o incluso al volante de mi coche en un estacionamiento, rodeada de gente cargando sus vehículos con compras del supermercado.

Daydreaming about God

Sometimes I like to sit and daydream about God. I might be under a tree at a park, watching the shadows shift through the leaves, or in my office, listening to rain splatter against my windows, or even behind the wheel of my car in a parking lot, with people loading their groceries in cars beside mine.

Sé fuerte, espera en el Señor

He escrito esta columna el mismo día en que tomé la decisión, sin precedentes, de restringir la celebración pública de la Eucaristía en la Arquidiócesis de Seattle. Es más que posible que, al leer este artículo, estemos todavía viviendo esta realidad y el avance de la amenaza a la salud por el COVID-19.

Be stouthearted — wait for the Lord

This column is written on the same day I made the unprecedented decision to restrict the public celebration of the Eucharist for the Archdiocese of Seattle. More than likely at the time of this reading, we are still living with this new reality, and the advance of this COVID-19 health threat.

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