choose to bring love

Welcome to the Fourth Sunday of Lent- how has the Lenten journey been going so far; no doubt you have had high points and low points in trying to focus on God through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. But that is the way it is with any journey, so hang in there and pray that the … Continue reading “choose to bring love”

Dr. Robert Koch

Today, as on each March 24th, is World Tuberculosis Day marking the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced he had discovered the bacterium that causes tuberculosis1,2. Tuberculosis remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer.2,6.  Every day 30,000 people fall ill from tuberculosis and 4500 people per day die2.  This disease burden is borne primarily … Continue reading “Dr. Robert Koch”

Encountering God

Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15; I Cor. 10:1-6. 10-12; and Luke 13: 1-9. Almost halfway through Lent how is everyone doing? I hope this season is giving us a reason to find extra time for reflection and prayer as well as motivation to reach out to the poor. Today’s first reading is from the Book of Exodus … Continue reading “Encountering God”

What is the Problem?

A doctor is called into a mission hospital late one night to see a sick infant.  As the nursing staff works to start IV fluids and give oxygen to the infant, the doctor asks the mother,  “What is the problem?”.   The mother responds, “The problem is that my daughter is one of the 40% of … Continue reading “What is the Problem?”


The Second Sunday of Lent and I hope this season is going well for you. Today’s Gospel reading is the story of the Transfiguration from the Gospel of Luke. But today is also St. Patrick’s Day so everyone knows which will have priority with the People of God (regardless of what Father may say today!) … Continue reading “Transformation”


The First Sunday of Lent and I hope that everyone is well, getting into the reflective, prayerful spirit of this season. Today’s Gospel from Luke is the story of the devil tempting Jesus in the desolate, lonely desert of Palestine. He puts in front of Jesus visions of food (Jesus had been fasting!); power and … Continue reading “Temptations”


It is Ash Wednesday once again with Lent beginning- so what does this mean to anyone? For some people it is, no doubt, just another day; no big deal as life goes on. For others Ash Wednesday may revive past memories of what was ‘given up’ during this season. For most Lent is a time … Continue reading “Lencten”


“Doctor I am sorry but Mateo signed himself out of the hospital this morning.” Just 10 days earlier we performed a bone marrow biopsy and I now had the results – the sample showed a diffuse fungal infection called Histoplasmosis.  The treatment with Amphotericin B would save his life. The nurse was asked if she … Continue reading “Mateo”

His Own Words

Today our nation will celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This national holiday honors the legacy of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose dream for our nation was to have all people living the promise of the Founding Fathers “that all men are created equal”. There is so much … Continue reading “His Own Words”