"Our Lady of Carmel" (detail including Sts Teresa of Avila and Simon Stock) by Pietro Novelli

Humility in the Dirt with Our Lady of Mount Carmel

I think Mary must have been a gardener, and not just because it seems like a thrifty use of her first century time. I imagine her kneeling down, maybe using an old cloth to cushion her knees, and getting dirt under her fingernails. I think of her as a gardner throughout our human history too. A little trouble in France? […]

Cultivating God's Garden through Lent by Margaret Rose Healy

Margaret Rose Realy: Cultivating the Garden with Words

I thought I knew, long before Lent started, what my Lenten reading plan would be. (In fact, I went so far as to write about it.) I should have known better, I suppose. The weekend after I “set” that reading plan, I read the brand-new book by Margaret Rose Realy, Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent. Yes, I read it in […]