Reflect: ‘Wintered Over’
I don't know why I made it. Don't we all have a fierce desire to see a hummingbird drink from the trumpet vine?
Reflect: ‘Hymn for the Hurting’ by Amanda Gorman
"May we not just grieve, but give: May we not just ache, but act"
Reflect: “Hagia Sophia” by Thomas Merton
"All the perfections of created things are also in God; and therefore He is at once Father and Mother."
Common Action: Supporting Nonprofits That Help Women in Need
Throughout the month of May, CIR will highlight various nonprofits that are supporting women in need. As part of this month-long #CommonAction initiative, we're collecting items that will be donated to these organizations.
Reflect: Pope Francis on Overcoming Violence Via the Golden Rule
Pope Francis: Our response to violence and hatred 'must instead be one of hope and healing, of peace and justice'
Reflect: Thich Nhat Hanh on ‘real prayer’
"In a real prayer, you ask only for the things you really need, things that are necessary for your well-being, such as peace, solidity, and freedom—freedom from anger, fear and craving."
Reflect: Lift Every Voice — ‘The Black National Anthem’
Often referred to as "The Black National Anthem," Lift Every Voice and Sing was a hymn written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson in 1900.
CIR Welcomes New Archbishop of Louisville
We would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to Bishop Shelton Fabre, whom Pope Francis has named as the next Archbishop of Louisville.
Common Action: Kentucky Tornado Relief Resources
As we pray for those impacted by the devastating tornadoes in Kentucky, let us also join together in providing aid to those who are suffering.
Reflect: Maya Angelou’s ‘Mother, a Cradle to Hold Me’
"It is true; I was created in you. It is also true; That you were created for me."