Journal

The Eucharistic Life

The Eucharistic Life

I imagine that many of you, like me, did not come from a sacramental tradition. Perhaps you find yourself in one now and still have questions when it comes time on Sunday for “Communion,” “The Lord’s Supper,” “The...
Halfway Through My Year as a Coracle Fellow

Halfway Through My Year as a Coracle Fellow

A few months ago Class of 2019 Coracle Fellow, Kelly Gould, wrote this update on how her year as a Fellow was progressing. Whether you have already participated in the Coracle Fellowship or are considering whether you will join us next year, we hope you find what...
What is the Father’s Heart for Justice?

What is the Father’s Heart for Justice?

by Jacalyn Barnes, Director of the Repentance Project This is the question that resonated in my own heart as our country’s legacy of slavery and racism began to erupt in explosions of violence and terror. I turned to the Scriptures and wept. From the Old Testament to...
SOUNDINGS: Our Work, God’s Work

SOUNDINGS: Our Work, God’s Work

Happy Labor Day weekend, friends!  Some years ago, I wrote this for the Washington Post, and I hope that in reading it for the first time or re-reading it, you’ll be reminded deeply and again that your work is one of the main ways God does his work in the world. Take...
What We Need to Nourish Our Souls

What We Need to Nourish Our Souls

My husband and I live on an Air Force base, and a few weeks ago, I went for an afternoon walk along the trail that circles the runway. I had just purchased a jogging stroller from my sister’s neighbor and wanted to give it a try, but the timing was terrible and the...
A Pilgrim’s Mass: Walking the Camino in 2019

A Pilgrim’s Mass: Walking the Camino in 2019

I.  Kyrie II. Gloria III. Credo IV. Sanctus and Benedictus V. Agnus Dei We’ve just finished another Coracle pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  This time, we walked along the Camino Portuguese using the Coastal Route option. It leads you for...
God’s Presence in Our Pain

God’s Presence in Our Pain

by Lori Smith “Jesus is here and He is loving you,” Bill said to me as I began my retreat out at Corhaven several years back. It was a message I couldn’t fully embrace yet.  I knew God loved me, I’d known that for as long as I could remember.  BUT … there had...