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“Seven Weddings!” by Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures

“Seven Weddings!” by Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time By the time Christmas comes, I will have been to seven weddings this year!  Some have been close by, some out of state, and one was even a destination wedding on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Some of them I knew the bride well, others […]

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“ANOTHER Vineyard Parable??” by Amilee Beer, Fiat Ventures

“ANOTHER Vineyard Parable??” by Amilee Beer, Fiat Ventures Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time If you’ve been paying attention to the readings the last few weeks, you’ll have noticed that this is “yet another” parable about a vineyard and a landowner.  And if you’re like me, you might be thinking, “Are you kidding me?  ANOTHER vineyard […]

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Saying Yes and Showing Up, By Alexis Fuentes, Fiat Ventures    

Saying Yes and Showing Up, By Alexis Fuentes, Fiat Ventures     Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Have you ever had someone start to tell a joke, and your immediate reaction was, “Oh yeah I know this one, I’ve heard it a million times.”  This is kind of what Jesus sounds like in today’s Gospel.  It’s as […]

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“The Kingdom of God is like WHAT?” by Rachael Flanagan

“The Kingdom of God is like WHAT?” by Rachael Flanagan Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time The first time I heard the parable of the landowner, I was like, “Wow, Jesus got it wrong this time.” Up until that point, I could basically nod along with everything I had heard about in the Bible and what […]

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“Forgiveness” by Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures.

“Forgiveness” by Brian Flanagan, Fiat Ventures This week’s First Reading starts off with quite the quote: “Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight.”  My son is just about a year old, and he has certain stuffed animals that he hugs tightly…or puts right into his mouth…depends on the day. We […]

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“Between Two Worlds” by Karen Dziekonska, Fiat Ventures

“Between Two Worlds” by Karen Dziekonska, Fiat Ventures    Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time The fall of my sophomore year in college, I had the opportunity to go on a weekend retreat themed “Between Two Worlds”.  About a year before that, I had a return back to my faith, was filled with God’s love and […]

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“Nicknames” by Leonidas Aliaga, Fiat Ventures

“Nicknames” by Leonidas Aliaga, Fiat Ventures Ever have a nickname?  Sometimes nicknames come from our real names, like a guy named Mike Smith might be called Smitty.  Or Joseph might become Joe, Joey, or even J-Dawg.  Sometimes we get nicknames based on something about us or something we’ve done.  And those names can often be […]

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