Read Michael D. Riley's poem "Confessor" about a Benedictine snowman who "leans down to hear our sins" - a welcome reflection for the start of Lent. →
To celebrate our 50th, we are looking back at significant figures in our history. Read Bob Piper's moving "Last Speech" about his experience of God's grace. →
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Collegeville Institute. Join us in celebrating this milestone as we look back on the history that shaped us. →
Not unlike a car's warning light, the planet is signaling distress. How can theology help us move beyond an attitude of "deferred maintenance" into action? →By Sue Ivany
In this essay, Sue Ivany explores the sacredness and beauty in raw grief as she conducts a committal service for a man who did not want a funeral. →
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