Mujeres Fuertes

Every day, I am amazed by the people who I get to call mis vecinas. Living in an all-female community in Ecuador, working at Casa de Acogida and spending time with many women in the community has only deepened my admiration for La Virgencita Maria. Mary’s willingness to say “yes” to God’s call, her ability […]

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Anointed for the Journey Ahead – Palm Sunday

Two years ago, I returned to Ecuador for the first time since my year as a volunteer in Arbolito ended five years before. I could not have asked for a better week of nostalgia and reminiscing with neighbors, rekindling so many wonderful friendships while recounting numerous heartwarming memories. As I managed to reconnect with many […]

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There Also Will My Servant Be – Fifth Sunday of Lent

I distinctly remember my first impressions of Ecuador: the sights, sounds, and smells of my first few days in Arbolito and Mount Sinai are vividly stored in my memory.  I had so many expectations but had little idea of what to expect. The only thing I was sure of was my willingness to encounter the […]

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The Gentleness of Mercy – Fourth Sunday of Lent 2018

“God, who is rich in mercy…” Ephesians 2:4 Mercy. Just seeing that word instantly brings to mind countless images and experiences and stories – my life is dripping with mercy. Indeed, our world is drenched in mercy. I’d like to share just two of those mercy moments: It’s the summer of 2003 and despite the […]

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