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Veiling Through the Joyful Mysteries

In June I shared ‘Lifting the Veil…’, a post about my decision to begin veiling. In reading the subsequent comments, I found renewed vigorRead more »

Silence in Music: God’s Lesson in Listening

Just this past Saturday I was chatting with a friend about the many distractions in our lives. The gist of the conversation was that weRead more »

Lifting the Veil…

.   …onto my head I have been contemplating wearing a chapel veil to Mass for a while now. At 54, I am just old enough toRead more »

An Average Day in the Pew

I trudge down the steps, diaper bag slung over my shoulder and the baby in my arms. Four little feet clomp behind me. “1, 2, 3, 4!” I hear.Read more »

Warming up the lukewarm…

I was recently on Facebook (who am I kidding… I’m ALWAYS on Facebook!) and reading a stream of comments on a friend’sRead more »

Time Immemorial: the Eucharist

One of my Protestant friends commented one day about the Eucharist. From his standpoint, Jesus’s “Do this in memory ofRead more »

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

In scripture, the theme of God’s mercy is strong.  In fact, Psalm 136 tells us that “God’s mercy endures forever”Read more »

Bible 101: Scripture in the Mass

On this Holy Saturday, let us talk more about God’s written Word! Copyright Adrienne Taylor 2012 and Copyright New American Bible InRead more »

Of Nail Polish and Elbow Grease

Palm Sunday morning, I woke up to the clinking of bottles in the master bathroom. I thought nothing of it until I rose from my bed andRead more »

Bible 101: Beginning with a Beginner

Gospel of John Chapter 1, NAB “In the beginning…” Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 I’ve been attending Mass all my life, andRead more »

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

The Lord’s Prayer, as taught to us by our Savior, seems simplistic on the surface – yet is profound and multi-faceted in its message. OneRead more »

A Response to “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” by Jefferson Bethke

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360] “A video has been making the roundsRead more »

A Call to Veil: The Mysterious Unfolds

When I look online for information about veiling at Mass (or anywhere in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament), it makes me sad to seeRead more »

Five Things I Think Are Cool About the Church That You Should Think Are Cool, Too.

I can’t believe it’s October already. This year has gone by at warp speed. I realized the other day that a year ago- lastRead more »

Jesus loves the little children

* * * But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” MatthewRead more »