Category Reflections

Guatemala reflection by Melinda

About a SION High School trip to Guatemala

It was a week like no other. So many facets of my life came together in one place, at the same time, connecting and coexisting in such a beautiful way. In March of this year I once again traveled with my husband to San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala. Our home parish, St. Thomas More, has been ... Read more...

Guatemala reflection by Madisen Hane

About a SION High School trip to Guatemala

When I first heard about Sion’s trip to Guatemala, I was slightly skeptical. I was worried that there wouldn’t be a way for me to make the kind of impact that needed to be made in a community like the one that we were serving. San Andres Itzapa is so far removed from anything I ... Read more...

Pentecost-Shavuot

Shavuot celebrated today

“When the sickle has begun to cut the ears, you will begin to count seven weeks. Then you will celebrate the feast of weeks” (in Hebrew: hag ha-shavuot, cf. Deut 16:9). Seven weeks (and even fifty days, cf. Lev 23:16) after the barley harvest at Pesah, the feast of Shavuot celebrates the end of the ... Read more...

A pilgrim among the pilgrims

“Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem”

A monthly group gathering on the last Thursday of the month, called “Praying Together in Jerusalem”, reminds me of the Psalm 122 and eventually becomes one of my favorite Psalms for my prayer during our apostolic ministry in our guest house at Ecce Homo, in the Old City. “I was glad when they said to ... Read more...

Walking in KZ Auschwitz

„Go and proclaim!

I did not know how to start to write this report, since the experiences in Krakow for these three and a half months have been very meaningful in our life with new feelings, knowledge and growing. So, one day I sat down and I asked God for the wisdom to write. I started when I ... Read more...

Resurrection is the “spaces” God offers to us

The tomb is not empty after all, God is completely there

Br. Élio, NDS shared with us his knowledge about the Resurrection on Monday Easter. He invited us to think about our tradition of faith from the biblical texts and Jewish interpretation. It is important to keep these dynamics between Synagogue and House of Study, one feeds the other and one should not take the place ... Read more...

Holy Thursday – Judas and Peter

“Let me be your servant… Let me be as Christ to you!”

“We are pilgrims on a journey. We are brothers on the road. We are here to help each other Walk the mile and bear the load.” (The servant song) “Knowing that“ his hour had come,” Jesus chooses to spend the last night of his life with his closest companions, one of whom would betray him, ... Read more...