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Supply chainJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I don't know about you, but I'm glad that we're all encouraged to sit down together for a day of giving thanks before rushing out the door to shop for Christmas. At least, that's usually how it works. ...

Crisis in vocations Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

When Catholics hear the word "vocation," they mentally substitute the word "priesthood" almost without skipping a beat. That's because when we pray for "vocations," encourage "vocations," celebrate "vocations" ...

MilestonesJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm not sure how it happened, but sometime between all the busyness and activity of life, I got old. You can tell yourself that 40 is your prime and 50 is the new 40. But when you get to 60? Nobody says ...

To serve, not to be served Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Most of the time, it's easy to respond to the Gospel with a hardy, "Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ," but sometimes it isn't. I suppose the readings that make us uncomfortable are the ones we need to ...

SilenceJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's been a long time since I've been able to go on retreat. Of course, if I'm honest, that can't be true because I've managed to do so many other things since my last one -- too many other things. Checkboxes ...

Spiritual contractor needed Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

The neighborhood we live in doesn't flood. I think I can say that definitively after Hurricane Ida came through a few weeks ago. But when you've got winds in excess of 150 miles per hour, there's a pretty ...

A lasting missionJaymie Stuart Wolfe

We had been talking for months about finding some time for the two of us to stop working, go somewhere, spend some time together, and catch our breaths before the next Big Push. Making it happen, though, ...

Transfigured or transformed? Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Even though I wasn't a fan of praying the rosary at the time, I loved it when St. John Paul II added the Luminous Mysteries to the repertoire. In my view, they gave some much-deserved (and much-needed) ...