Bearing the Light

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light,” Isaiah 9:2, Matthew 4:16. Just as those words of Isaiah are echoed in Matthew’s gospel, so too have these words been echoing in Mary Conway’s heart of late. Sometimes it is just so dark. Do you feel it? Have you found yourself walking in darkness? In her latest blogpost for The Well, Mary offers words of living hope that it was the ones waiting in the darkness who saw Him first.

On Thorns and Crowns

“Our suffering is not unknown but precious to the one who would unite it to His own, if we would only take it willingly from his hand. Then we could wear this suffering as a crown, and carry it for the Lord all that kingly way to Calvary.” Mary Conway shares a most thought-provoking post today at the blog. What is your thorn – that thing that just won’t give no matter how many things you try? And what is the Lord asking you to do with this thorn? Read on.

All Saints, All Souls, and Telling the Family Stories

“Do you have a favorite saint that few people have ever heard of? Perhaps a story of one of the famous ones most people wouldn’t know? I invite you to tell that story! Because when we know the stories of the Saints, the Litany transforms from a monotonous intonation of names into fond remembrance of friends.” Here is Mary Conway’s family story. What’s yours?

A Fiat at the Foot of the Cross

Our Holy Week reflection is courtesy Mary Conway. “Crucify him! Crucify him!” I hate these words. Every year as we stand and read the account of Christ’s Passion on Palm Sunday I choke on these words. I grow weary of repeating them. Just once I want to break free from the script and defend him Read more about A Fiat at the Foot of the Cross[…]