Spiritual Life

A quick look at the Spiritual Life page on our school’s website will give one an idea about life at St. Catherine’s School. Even though one of our divisional chapels takes place daily, I... Read More »

Beyond All Names

I happen to live in one of the few places in our country where Epiphany is really celebrated. Here in south Louisiana, January 6th begins the Carnival season, which means that even if you don’t... Read More »

Three Kings

I have to admit that, as a child, I loved the Three Kings — those seemingly magical figures with long names and exotic gifts. But it wasn’t until my family moved to Puerto Rico that I... Read More »

Do You See What I See?

We ask ourselves this question each Advent season, mainly because it’s the opening query of the night wind to the little lamb in the holiday classic ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ Bing... Read More »

Understanding Advent

Speaking to children about theology, the church’s teachings, or liturgical seasons requires far more than coming up with a mental script. It demands pretty extensive pre-processing. I so wish... Read More »

Far from the Tree

While looking for something to watch last week, I encountered Andrew Solomon’s remarkable documentary, Far from the Tree. Based on his bestselling book of the same name, this moving film is a... Read More »

Holy Scripture & Social Media

In response to the constant use of social media and cell phones, Campbell Hall invited a technology expert who consults with law enforcement to speak with our 7th graders in small groups. You could... Read More »

Sacred Candles

I think that most of us who are either clergy or laypeople actively involved in ministry would admit that, despite our best efforts, our family’s spiritual life is not always a picture of... Read More »

Make the Stranger Our Neighbor

As chaplain of an Episcopal School with a long and storied history dating back to the American War for Independence, I appreciate the role of continuing the historical legacy of the Anglican ethos. I... Read More »


Simon Peter first met Christ on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a story we hear in the fifth chapter of the Book of Luke. During a single morning, Peter changed the direction of his life,... Read More »