Maureen Killoran

Rev. Maureen Killoran smiles at someone off-camera

Born in Canada, Rev. Maureen Killoran has, over the past 30 years, served UU congregations in Ohio, British Columbia, Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Maryland, Texas, and Florida.

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As we are confronted by chaos, May we have the wisdom to believe in peace. Surrounded by voices of disagreement, May we have the audacity to speak for peace. Lured by the seduction of despair, May we have the courage to maintain a vision of possibility and peace.

Responsive Reading | By Maureen Killoran | August 23, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Commitment, Courage, Peace

Worship Associate: This is the message of our faith Congregation (left): To act with passion in the face of injustice. Congregation (right): To love with courage in the midst of life’s pain. Worship Associate: This is the meaning of our chalice flame. All: May it empower our hearts until we are...

Chalice Extinguishing | By Maureen Killoran | August 11, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Activism, Justice, Living Our Faith, Meaning, Unitarian Universalism

Life is neither a playground nor a game. The folded lies are real. With our voices, we can and will undo them.

Reflection | By Maureen Killoran | May 24, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Discernment, Integrity, Truth

Open your hearts, my friends, And let yourself feel the reality of absence. Open your hearts, and acknowledge That we gather in the presence of death. Open your hearts. Make room For the healing balm of connection, the release of forgiveness. No matter what pain dwells within your spirit, Or how...

Opening | By Maureen Killoran | April 13, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Forgiveness, Grief, Healing, Love, Memorial Services, Mourning, Relationships, Sorrow, Unitarian Universalism

Believe that further shore
 Is reachable from here. 
Believe in miracle 
And cures and healing wells. —Seamus Heaney, “The Cure at Troy” With a name like mine, it’s easy to guess I’m Irish. My forebears were among the millions who struggled to escape Ireland’s disastrous Potato...

Reflection | By Maureen Killoran | March 22, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Direct Experience, Family, Generations, History, Hope, Immigration

This prayer is for all. For all who are fearful about the economy; about the fate of our country; health care for yourself or your children. For all whose heart aches at the injustices being done to others in our name. For all who fear for the survival of the planet. For all who fear whether they...

Prayer | By Maureen Killoran | March 14, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Fear, Hope, Presence, Spirituality, Trust

With whom do you believe your lot is cast? From where does your strength come? —Adrienne Rich Ethical question (although this really happened): You are in a local grocery store. An elderly, poorly-dressed white lady is pushing a cart, moving with obvious difficulty as she adds to her hoard first...

Reflection | By Maureen Killoran | February 15, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser

No matter how weak or how frightened we may feel, we each have gifts that can make a difference in the world. In this coming week, may you do at least one thing to support the broken; to welcome the stranger; to celebrate what is worthy; to do the work of justice and love. Be strong. Be connected.

Benediction | By Maureen Killoran | February 7, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Calling, Caring, Challenge, Direct Experience, Hope, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Service, Unitarian Universalism

May we give thanks always, believing that, even in the world’s bleakest moments, the dance of life is always underway.

Reflection | By Maureen Killoran | November 23, 2016 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Balance, Despair, Earth-Centered, Hope, Nature, Thanksgiving

Welcome, you who come in need of healing, you who are confused, or have been betrayed. Welcome, with your problems and your pain. Welcome, too, your joys and your wonderings, welcome your need to hope, your longing for assurance. Instead of answers, here may you find safety for your questions.

Opening | By Maureen Killoran | November 11, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Acceptance, Caring, Courage, Democracy, Despair, Disaster or Crisis, Humanism, Trauma, Unitarian Universalism

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