Mis abuelas y la Teología [My Grandmothers and Theology]

Author's Note: To my abuelas whose powerful-selves, including their voices, no quedan en el cajon de los recuerdos (are not in the box of memories). This writing does not intend to speak for the experience of all the abuelas and comunidades living in the liminal spaces of the dominant culture. Rather, this writing departs from … Continue reading Mis abuelas y la Teología [My Grandmothers and Theology]

Love’s Desire

Love’s desire announced by time,Precious gifts of memories old and new.Knowing beauty until it’s lost and hidden,Meaning abandoned to the vacancy of history. Love’s embrace channeled by mystery.Moments graciously lived and forgotten,Reasoning that fails in brief embraces,Passion that ceases in the lover’s tomb. Love’s confidence when encountering the new,Beloved treasures found along the way.Clarity abandoned … Continue reading Love’s Desire

The 1958 Eviction of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Workers of Chrystie Street: Strategies for Eviction Prevention During COVID-19

The 1958 diaries of Dorothy Day (1987-1980), which should be regarded as spiritual documents that help minister her relationship with God and others, indicate that Day was experiencing threats of eviction throughout the year (Day, 1958). Day was in her early sixties when she received letters from the city of New York in 1958. It … Continue reading The 1958 Eviction of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Workers of Chrystie Street: Strategies for Eviction Prevention During COVID-19

Liminality, Communitas, and Hope (Transition, Fear, and Liminality: Part II)

Author Note: This essay will be part of a book currently in-progress. While not necessary, you can read Part I here. Modernity’s collapse and our collective thrust into the transitional “flux” marking today’s global insecurity surely suggests the need for a serious study of transitions. Navigating unstable times without a sense as to the “why” and “how” … Continue reading Liminality, Communitas, and Hope (Transition, Fear, and Liminality: Part II)