Shelter-in-Place at Hawthorne House

Sara  Zimmerman is a houseparent (along with her husband Doug) at Hawthorne House, a transitional housing program in Wheaton for homeless young women. Sara reflects on the significance of Shelter and Place for her family and the women at Hawthorne House.   Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1) Living in community has never been […]

Living Water

Cristy Marchis shares her story of Lent, wandering in the wilderness, and discovering beauty.   As Lent approached this year, I did not need to try to find my way to the desert. The desert came to me in a blinding sandstorm, drying up so many streams of plans and dreams and expectations. I was parched, barren, […]

All Souls on Vigil

All Souls on Vigil Deacon Rob Lewis   Last Saturday night I participated in the Great Vigil as the deacon who lit and carried the large paschal candle. Deacon Mary (who prepared the liturgy and rubrics) was to have done this task, but was unable because of an injury sustained the day before. This was […]