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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 »

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 »