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Standing at the Foot of the Cross

If you have ever had a child hospitalized you know how hard it is. You may also know how during those long lonely hours in theRead more »

Lectio Divina: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2017)

God is amazing! On Wednesday when I picked up my kids from their school (a Christian school, not Catholic) I asked them what their newRead more »

Raising Pro-Life Leaders: #whywemarch

It’s 6:00 am and the alarm rings on a cold, dark January morning. Before my feet hit the ground, I fully experience the decadent warmth ofRead more »

Lectio Divina: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (2017)

This Sunday’s Gospel reading is one of those that has the option of a long form and a short form. I read the long form while spending timeRead more »

Lectio Divina: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (2017)

Technically, today is the Epiphany, but for many of us this solemnity is moved to Sunday. So we will be celebrating the Solemnity of theRead more »

Lectio Divina: Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God (2017)

This Sunday we will celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God. It’s a Holy Day of Obligation that falls on a Sunday this year. IRead more »

Advent, Momma Mary, and the {Slightly Messy} Art of Offering It Up

As Advent comes to a close, for me it has not been without a fair amount of spiritual introspection and reflection of the BlessedRead more »

Lectio Divina: The Fourth Sunday of Advent (2016)

Can you believe that we are about to be at the tail end of Advent. And this year we get a whole week for the fourth week of Advent. ThisRead more »

Lectio Divina: The Second Sunday of Advent (2016)

Advent is here and as we get closer, day by day, to the birth of our Lord and Savior, we reflect on the hope of the coming kingdom ofRead more »

When You Question God’s Love, Prayer is the Answer

I went to a different parish than usual this weekend. The priest’s homily focused on the question “Is God Here?” The priest acknowledgedRead more »

Lectio Divina: The Feast of Christ the King (2016)

I have never mentioned it in these posts, but most of the time I do my lectio divina prayer time in preparation for this article in frontRead more »

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

As this historic election winds down, I am at a loss for words. I can’t articulate the emotions I have felt over the past months andRead more »

Lectio Divina: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (2016)

Lectio divina is a truly powerful prayer. It’s a prayer with a formula to follow rather than specific words to say and meditate on. InRead more »

Lectio Divina: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2016)

Before we begin this week’s lectio divina practice, please have this Sunday’s Gospel reading in front of you. For each of the four sectionsRead more »

Lectio Divina: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2016)

This coming Sunday’s Gospel reading is a familiar story. One of the things I most like about lectio divina is the chance to read and prayRead more »