Author: Christine Bruce

Making Me, Me

This month, in which occurs the feast day of a good man—St. Joseph—several names have come up in conversation, belonging to other good men to whom students at St. …

The Big-Hearted Hallway

At this year’s Christmas parade, Krista LaRocque (née Rini), whom I haven’t seen in thirty years, was greeting the crowd, me included, along the route. Recognition dawned simultaneously: we …

The Profound Effect of a Hug

It’s baffling. Standing beneath the St. Joseph/St. Mary (SJ/SM) Catholic school office window, I’m eyeballing the ledge, more than six feet above the ground. This is how my nine-year-old …