I’ve decided to try something on the DDF site for awhile: it’s called Mystical Mondays. On Mondays I will use as inspiration for the post some mystical saying or writing. We’ve had good responses to women mystics on the site before. So, during the 50 days of Easter, I will post something “mystical” on Mondays. [...]
In Catholic publishing, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of authors who are 1) priests, or 2) pretty old, or 3) pretty old priests. We have nothing against priests or seasoned age, but we editors and others at Loyola Press have worked at finding younger writers and female writers to add to the mix. [...]
It’s easy to distance ourselves from the birth of Jesus. After all, it happened more than 2,000 years ago, and it happened in a place quite different from where most of us—the Days of Deepening Friendship community—live. A few of us have seen the Holy Land and understand a bit more about the landscape and [...]
Here is our last post involving Scripture and theology for this Advent season. Questionable Women In the first chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, we find: An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob [...]
This is a lovely rendition of an ancient hymn about Gabriel’s visit to Mary—and it’s by Sting, which is a cool link from past to present.