So Many Goodbyes: the windows at St. Margaret Mercy

Today we celebrated what will likely be the last Mass in the chapel at Franciscan Health Hammond. The hospital, just south of St. Joseph, is downsizing, and much of the building will be torn down. It is a painful transition for all of us whose lives have been entwined with the institution for many years. …

Assumption of Mary

“Someday, I wish to be fearless like Socrates in front of death’s door.” Ruben Rodriguez, one of my students, wrote this in his final Philosophy paper.  How we face death: that’s the measure of our life — the passing of our loved ones, losses, griefs, goodbyes, and our own final end.  Today we celebrate the …