Kathleen McTigue

Full name: Rev. Kathleen McTigue

The Rev. Kathleen McTigue

The Rev. Kathleen McTigue is the former minister of the Unitarian Society of New Haven, in Hamden, Conn. She and her husband, political organizer Nicholas Nyhart, have three children. She is a contributor to Bless This Child: A Treasury of Poems, Quotations and Readings to Celebrate Birth, edited by Edward Searl (Skinner House, 2005), and is the author of Shine and Shadow: Meditations (Skinner House, 2011).

From Kathleen McTigue

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When my youngest daughter was about two years old she came across a tattered paperback on our bookshelves, Ten Thousand Baby Names, and for a little while this was her favorite book. Drawn by the shining face of the baby on the cover, she brought it to me over and over and demanded that I read...

Meditation | By Kathleen McTigue | May 6, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Birth, Children, Death, Direct Experience, Fathers, Identity, Love, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships

In the ­struggles we choose for ourselves, in the ways we move forward in our lives and bring our world forward with us, It is right to remember the names of those who gave us strength in this choice of living. It is right to name the power of hard lives well-lived. We share a history with those...

Affirmation | By Kathleen McTigue | April 26, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Día de los Muertos, Generations, History, Justice, Leadership, Memorial Services, Ordinations, Progress, Responsibility

When the escape from Egypt was certain, when the last furious wave had closed over their enemies' heads and the dangerous waters lay smooth again, when the Israelites could finally turn toward the future without fear that the past would snatch them back--what did they see before them? Not the...

Meditation | By Kathleen McTigue | March 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Fear, Judaism, Passover (Pesach), Searching, Tradition, Transformation

All violence is framed by blood. Our scars are the red line reminders— for the survivors, and all who follow later. See them, and do not turn away from the violence that drew them. Feel the scars you know, and hear the ones whispered about— They are guides. They are pathways, as much as they are...

Meditation | By Kathleen McTigue, Eric Cherry | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Authority, Conscience, Courage, Disaster or Crisis, Discernment, Healing, Oppression, Politics, Responsibility, Violence, Wisdom

Reading Isaiah 58:1-12 (excerpt) Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet!Announce to my people their sins. Day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness… Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and...

Sermon | By Kathleen McTigue | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Economy

Watching a loved one fade into dementia and yearning for grace.

By Kathleen McTigue | August 19, 2007 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Personal Stories, Faith Development, Personal Inspiration

Being a parent often doesn't look anything like traveling a spiritual path.

By Kathleen McTigue | February 26, 2006 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Personal Stories, Faith Development, Personal Inspiration

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