As the superintendent of 19 wonderfully diverse schools, and more importantly, as a teacher who is called to form our students into their very best relationship with God, I would be remiss if I did not address the tragedy of George Floyd’s death which has enveloped us all in anger, confusion, and even fear.
"Peace be with you," Jesus says in the Gospel reading for Pentecost Sunday (Jn 20:19).
I think we can all agree the COVID-19 global pandemic has hit all of humanity in one way or another.
St. Isidore the Farmer was an uneducated day laborer on a farm who, along with his wife, attained sainthood through simplicity. Their holiness, furthermore, shows us how God places dignity into our work.
Late one April, the carnations in the supermarket caught my eye.