Maria Salome: The Unknown Yet Transformative Story of a Woman Disciple of the Early Church

During the season of Easter, there was an image from last summer that I have been pondering in my heart: My whole-self walking in wonder for the first time through I vìcoli (the small streets—las callecitas) of the magical town of Veroli, located in the Latin Valley of Central Italy. The smell of the wind … Continue reading Maria Salome: The Unknown Yet Transformative Story of a Woman Disciple of the Early Church

A Reflection on Psalm 88: The Psalm of Depression

O Lord, God of my salvation,    I cry out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before you;    incline your ear to my cry!For my soul is full of troubles,    and my life draws near to Sheol. I am counted among those who go down to the pit;    I am a man who has no strength,like one set loose among the dead,    like the slain that … Continue reading A Reflection on Psalm 88: The Psalm of Depression

Borderlands of the Bridge Prophet: A Reflection on John the Baptist as a Liminal Figure

John the Baptist, as the forerunner of Christ, is known as the “bridge prophet” for crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord make his paths straight.” But what may we learn from him as liminal figure for today (one who was on the margins or at the threshold of a greater … Continue reading Borderlands of the Bridge Prophet: A Reflection on John the Baptist as a Liminal Figure