Treasure – Part 1

My last two posts were titled respectively “Time” and “Talent.”  Today we work on the third T, the third leg of the stewardship stool, treasure. I saved treasure for last because I didn’t want to upset the natural order of things.  I could have chosen to present them in reverse order – treasure, talent, time …

It is Still Christmas

If you’ll recall from our last column, we are still in the Christmas season.  In fact, we continue celebrating Christmas until January 10, the Baptism of the Lord.  With that in mind, let me share with you another Christmas thought. I am no better than anyone else at shutting out the pre-Christmas, consumer-driven noise that …

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 …