“Dusting is important for saving the world.” ~ Leila Lawler & Elizabeth Foss Dusting? Dusting. That was the quote from the Chapter 3Â Summer in the Little Oratory podcastÂ that most caught my attention. And it also brought back to mind a story filed away in my to-blog-about-one-day folder. Finally, a reason to talkÂ about DUSTING! The story … [Read more…]
While we all have a role in welcoming people into our homes, it seems some people are empowered to do so in a special way, doesn’t it? People who have this gift, or charism, are energized by the very act of caring for others and providing food, shelter, and friendship. Do these thoughts bring to mind a person, maybe even a family, supercharged with this charism of hospitality? I have a family in mind who bleeds it, holy hospitality that is.
Oratory. Ever heard of that word? Until a few years ago, I wasn’tÂ familiar with it, and believe it or not, I actually remember my first encounter with it. It was July 2010, our first trip to Conception Abbey in Missouri for Joelâ€™s weeklong summer diaconate formation classes. While attending the initial all-you-need-to-know-for-the-week type of meeting, … [Read more…]