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Amy Nee Walker
Amy is a 2010 Catholics on Call alumna. She was a student at Loyola University in Chicago taking classes in Pastoral Studies. Amy has spent the past several years in the Catholic Worker Movement and is now living at the Jonah House peace community in West Baltimore. She is treasuring up sweet moments with her beloved son and husband and trying to be a good steward of her absurdly blessed life."
Contributions from Amy Nee Walker
Sunday morning I was interrupted from a phone call with my sister, Hannah, by a persistent knock at the door. It was Dennis*, a man who’d recently begun showing up with tales of economic needs. He wanted money for a 7-day bus pass to get to his new job. Despite some reservations I gave him what he asked for, admittedly as much out of curiosity as out of compassion. Questions about what it means to serve the poor, and more to the point, what it means to know and love a person, to identify and meet their needs, surfaced and churned.
December 20, 2010
We were just sitting around talking, a group of friends at our favorite local pub and pizzeria. The dominating topic of conversation was non-defensive communication techniques, typical defensive responses, tools for change. We were talking about what it means to be nonviolent; what it means to love and live well. It was sweet and funny and challenging. I wondered what folks sitting at the bar would think if they overheard this table of twenty-something’s hashing out modes of healthy living late on a Thursday night.
April 28, 2011
Pope Francis has proclaimed a Year of Consecrated Life on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium, which speaks of religious in its sixth chapter, and of the Decree Perfectae Caritatis on the renewal of religious life. The Year has begun on November 30, 2014, the First Sunday of Advent, and will conclude with the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple on February 2, 2016.
March 12, 2015