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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 »

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

This coming Sunday’s Gospel passage can be found at the USCCB website HERE. Have it handy and read along with this post. If you need aRead more »

Thy Will Be Done

When I was a child it never failed that people would inquire what I wanted to be when I was grown. I think it is a question every adultRead more »

Dear Husband,

Dear Husband, I see you across the table.  I see how tired your eyes are and how your body hurts.  I see you.  But IRead more »

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

This lectio divina post came up at just the right time. I have a small group that meets once a month and uses the upcoming Sunday Gospel toRead more »

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

Lectio divina is a beautiful way of encountering Jesus in Scripture and is an ancient tradition of the Church. To learn more about it,Read more »

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

If you are already familiar with the practice of lectio divina you already know that it is a prayerful reading of Scripture and is anRead more »

Hosanna

We have all been there – sitting in Mass with our children and just waiting for that moment when we may have to step in and distract,Read more »

The Heart of the Matter

Friends, unless you’re living in a cave, you have heard, and more than likely seen on the news, about the upheaval in our country theseRead more »

The Prayer of the People of God

Read the Psalms. They are pure poetry, but easier to understand than William Shakespeare, Gerard Manley Hopkins, or E.E. Cummings! TheRead more »

12 Scripture Verses for Difficult Moments

It’s an unfortunate fact that many Catholics are ignorant of Scripture. We recognize that private interpretation of Scripture is notRead more »

Catholic Monster Spray

Are your kids afraid of the dark?  Do they think there is a monster under the bed?  My boys are going through this stage rightRead more »