Touring El Salvador – Programa Velasco Educating and Empowering Children & Families


Last week, my daughter and I traveled to El Salvador for my younger brother’s wedding, it was an amazing experience! I’m so thankful we got to join my family in El Salvador and get to know my brother’s wife, her family, and El Salvador. It was a trip I’ll definitely remember! My brother was an […]

November 30, 2016

He is Our King, we His Kingdom


I’m a people watcher. I like to observe people’s behaviors, hear their thoughts, and try to discover who they are. The ways of the world intrigue me, fascinate, and bewilder. We, humans, are so interesting – unique, yet predictable, innovative yet, repetitive. Sometimes, I feel like we are in the same story over and over again. The […]

November 20, 2016

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion #Book Review

Book Review, faith, Random

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle I visited and ate at the delicious Homegirl Cafe when on my “pilgrimage” with my brother in LA back in February and was immediately intrigued and impressed. I finally had the chance to read Fr. Boyle’s book, Tattoos on the Heart, a couple […]

November 9, 2016

Remembering All Souls with a Joyful Sorrow

faith, Grief

This week the Church celebratedAll Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – “Dia de los Muertos” – the day of the dead – and dedicates the whole month of November to remembering and praying for all souls who have gone passed from this life to the next. If I were an anthropologist  (maybe in another life) I’d present […]

November 3, 2016

Imperfect Sanctity


Today the Church celebrated All Saints’ Day,and tomorrow All Souls’ Day, beginning the month of November dedicated to remembering and praying for all souls who have gone passed from this life to the next. A friend of mine and I were talking recently about Saints and how, the more we read or learn about their intimate lives, we […]

November 1, 2016