St. Kateri Tekawitha

July 14 is the memorial of St. Kateri Tekawitha, the first Native American saint. The “Lily of the Mohawks” Converting to Christianity through the work of Jesuit missionaries who had come to her village in New York, she was devout in her faith and consecrated herself to virginity in spite of the repercussions of such […]

Uninformed Advice is Bad Advice

(Just a note about my qualifications for writing what follows.  I am a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and have been since 1993.  I was involved in the investment consulting business for almost  a quarter-century.  I earned several sets of credentials along the way – Certified Investment Management Analyst; Certified Investment Management Consultant; Accredited Investment Fiduciary […]

Notes from Exile – Day 7

We are finding out who takes this seriously and who does not; who wants to help and who does not; who sees this as an opportunity to advance their own agenda and whose view is more focused on the good of all. I’m not calling out any groups or individuals, as my opinions may be […]

Station X: Jesus is stripped of his garments

We found ourselves naked, but in your infinite love you reclothed us with the dignity of sons and daughters of God and of his sanctifying grace.

Notes from Exile – Day 4

Settling in.  That’s how it feels as I work on settling into a routine.  The only problem is that there is nothing routine about this, as we react to news and events that change almost instantaneously. I think the key to this is to sort out what needs to happen now versus what can wait […]