This is a space for contemplating what it means to be in a real relationship with God and be a disciple of Jesus. The Great Italian mystic, Catherine of Siena, writes "Be the person God created you to be and you will set the world ablaze!" Catherine also discovered that she found God, not only when she was alone in a chapel but in her kitchen and at the hospital where she volunteered and engaged in peacemaking in her city and in conversation with friends and neighbors. Catherine, who thought she would be closest to God alone in prayer, discovered a whole new awareness of God-in the world-in the marketplace.

Born and raised a Catholic, I have more than 30 years of experience of teaching, preaching, writing and reflecting on the Christian spiritual life and role of lay women and men in the mission of the Church.