The Hungry Spirit

Rose Marie Berger 1-08-2013

The Beloved Community is not a utopian ideal.

Rose Marie Berger 11-02-2012

Hildegard von Chicken, with Mexican blanket.

With a warm hen under my arm, I remembered Jesus' plea over another empire-ridden city.

Rose Marie Berger 9-01-2012

A ninth-century mosaic of women leaders in the church of St. Praessede, Rome.

Women still are forced to operate as second-class citizens in the church.

Rose Marie Berger 7-01-2012

Remembering Ada María Isasi-Díaz

Rose Marie Berger 5-01-2012

As the human soul matures, we are confronted with moments that force us to let go of yet another thin veil of self-delusion. The "right road," the moral high ground, sinks into a thicket of gray.

Rose Marie Berger 4-01-2012

What does God's "settlement" look like?

Rose Marie Berger 3-01-2012

The bigger the financial corporation, the quicker your dollar exits your community.

Rose Marie Berger 2-01-2012

When, as is true today, the richest 10 percent own 85 percent of the world’s wealth and the poorest 50 percent live off the crumbs of 1 percent of the total global wealth, you’ve created a market where slavery will thrive.

Rose Marie Berger 12-01-2011

No one could stop Troy Davis' execution -- despite his apparent innocence.

Rose Marie Berger 8-01-2011

My "life plan" -- at age 23 -- was to own little and to move where the Spirit led.

Rose Marie Berger 6-03-2011

Who is the woman at the well?

Rose Marie Berger 4-01-2011

Addiction is not an individual disease; it's a family sickness.

Rose Marie Berger 2-01-2011

Last week the body of a young woman was found near my house. She was 17 years old. She'd been murdered. The garbage men reported finding her in a supercan in the alley.

Rose Marie Berger 1-01-2011

It's often good to have a donkey with you when you pray. They provide a natural antidote to excessive piety. Take my recent retreat day at the Jonah House Catholic Worker community in Baltimore.

Rose Marie Berger 11-01-2010

"For God so loved the world ..." Lately John 3:16 won't leave me alone. It hovers above my shoulder as I read The Washington Post. Really, God? You love this world?

Rose Marie Berger 7-01-2010
Knowing that we are going to die, how then should we live?
Rose Marie Berger 6-01-2010

The nice vendor who sells aromatic oils in front of Speedy Liquor on 14th Street got stabbed the other day. Word on the street is he “got sliced with a machete.”

Rose Marie Berger 2-01-2010

There are two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle, declared Abraham Lincoln in 1858: “the common right of humanity and the d

Rose Marie Berger 1-01-2010

Sister Linda Fuselier was my first-grade teacher. It was 1969 at St. Ignatius Catholic School in Sacramento, California.

Rose Marie Berger 9-01-2009

In July, Pope Benedict wrote you a love letter. Like all love letters, it’s worth savoring.

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