Refugee students receive school supplies; a local teacher heads to Ghana; St. William of York School has multiple sets of twins, and one set of quadruplets enrolled; and more in our Back to School special section.
Elizabeth Foss
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The day started off well enough, if a little early. Ten or so teenaged girls had slept in tents in the backyard, a noisy gaggle that kept me wondering all night long if our neighbors were fuming. But … more
I am in the orthodontist’s office as I write this morning. Katie, my 11-year-old, is a frequent visitor here. She has a knack for popping the brackets off her teeth. My orthodontist is the most … more
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God,” (Mt 5:9). I must say this verse aloud a hundred times a week. To the children squabbling in the kitchen over who … more
I am a dreamer. An idealist. An addicted-to-hope optimist. When one commits to living an intentional life — to not letting moments slip by without assigning to them thought and care — she can set … more
As she bent to examine my child, the health professional, making small talk, asked what I do. “I’m a wife and the mother of nine children.” “She blogs,” piped the child … more
I can see the promise as I flip the calendar page just a month ahead — white space. There will still be activity; there is no offseason for this rowdy crew of kids. What will happen, though, is … more
It was one of those days when I’d ventured out into the world and wondered, wished, really, for the seemingly impossible. It was an “in the world, but not of the world” kind of day, only the … more
I’ve written countless times about my deep love for John Paul II. He was the wise father of my childhood, the only pope I really remember being pope. Then, he was the guiding presence of my … more
I guess there is enough gray in my hair these days that people suddenly have decided I’m old enough to have “regrets.” Recently, several different people asked me what I would do differently if … more
Lent has begun. Every year, I sit quietly before it begins and I make a private list of how I will observe Lent. I try to find the right balance of “give something up” and “do something … more
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