The Good Noise Blog

Sr. Margaret Dynski, SSJ, MD, a Rochester, NY, surgeon, recently wrote to the editor of The Joyful Noiseletter: "In these uncertain and scary times, would it be possible to issue a happy, lift-me-up version of The Joyful Noiseletter? The news media and social media are drowning people in a tsunami of bad news. But the Gospel is always "the good news." So The Joyful Noiseletter has introduced "The Good Noise Blog" on its website that will regularly feature some of JN's most inspirational and hilarious articles from our past 35 years, on the blog and on JN's Facebook. It will enable JN subscribers to share these articles with their friends on Facebook and give them a faith-lift.

An old Orthodox prayer to end an unorthodox war

Cal Samra, Editor, The Joyful Noiseletter

I was born in the United States, my parents being Lebanese Eastern Orthodox Christians who emigrated to America in search of a better life.


Touched with Joy

There is not one of us whose life has not already been touched somewhere with joy, so that in order to make it real to us, to show it forth, it should be enough for Jesus simply to remind us of it, to make us remember the joyous moments of our own lives.



Doug Ridley, Cambridge, MD

O day of new beginnings for the world and me: today the Savior ‒ crucified, entombed in Joseph's grave, with flag unfurled was raised again to life by God