Easter

One of my favorite things about this time of year is how rapidly new life seems to emerge in the foliage, flowers, and throughout creation. Life seems to remain still and dormant for so long. Then, suddenly, we are on the cusp of summer.  Sometimes we feel as barren and frigid as frosty branches in winter. …

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Holy Week

This is Holy Week, the “holiest week of the year” for Catholics. True growth necessarily involves some struggle, sacrifice, and genuine transformation. All of us have addictions, fears, attachments, and junk that hold us back from freedom, authenticity, and flourishing. Transformation is most powerfully wrought through participation in the life of Christ. Holy Week and, in …

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Leaning onto St. Joseph

At SENT, we have the privilege to support entrepreneurs. To bring their vision to reality, entrepreneurs necessarily must be hard workers.   Pope Francis recently named this year the “Year of St. Joseph” and March 19 will be the Feast Day of St. Joseph. St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, is also the patron of workers.  Jesus, the Son …

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Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, the kickoff to Lent.  During the Ash Wednesday liturgy, the priest traces a cross on our foreheads. Usually, the priest will state “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Another option in the liturgy, one used less often is: “Repent and believe in the Gospel.”   Jesus’ first words of …

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Meditation on Productivity

Peace to you!  As a winter wonderland covers my view in Washington DC, I think about the passage of time. It seems like just yesterday this same view was bathed in summer heat. But now the flurries fall freely and the cycle of life stumbles onward.  I think to myself: “What have I accomplished in …

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SENT Year In Review

A blessed start to 2021 to you! After discerning out of religious life at the end of 2019, with no money or job, I moved into my aunt’s place in Northern Virginia and began working on the idea of SENT from her basement. I ended up working in that basement for the next year on …

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Merry Christmas

The darkest night comes just before the dawn. The days are short and the isolation and uncertainty of this year persist. Yet, we remain hopeful because the Light has dawned, is dawning, and will dawn.  Just as Christ came into the world — God born man so that we may be born like God — …

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Entrepreneur of the Spirit: St. Francis de Sales

Spirituality for Everyday and Founder This Entrepreneur of the Spirit responded to the critical condition of the Church during the Protestant Reformation effectively and prayerfully, both as a spiritual director and compassionate bishop. Early life St. Francis, “the Gentleman Saint” from a wealthy family and privileged education, was not himself protected from the dangerous theology …

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Entrepreneur of the Spirit: St. Josemaria Escriva

Entrepreneurship can be daunting. We see the wild success of tech giants like Steve Jobs or Mark Zukerberg and can be inclined to question: “Do I have what it takes?” Moreover, good ideas seem nearly obvious in retrospect, so much so that it can be tempting to wait until you have the “perfect” and “sure” …

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