I had attended the group a few months prior to share information about a mental health support group I help to run in the local area, as I know first hand how depression and anxiety can be unwelcome friends to grief and sorrow in the lives of those undergoing significant changes after losing a loved one. … Continue readingMay Her Soul Rest in Peace, O Lord
“Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” asks Jesus of Mary Magdalen at the tomb. How often in my life has Jesus asked this very question of me? Woman, why are you weeping? Grieving is necessary and appropriate. If I have not … Continue readingWoman, Why Are You Weeping?
Despite. Initially, I thought it was a negative word that implied a struggle, a difficulty, a challenge to overcome. But after stewing on it and wondering how God wants me to apply it in my life, I found despite to be a positive, faith-filled word. A turning-point, change-of-perspective word. … Continue readingLove, Despite
Recently a dear priest gave a homily on St. Elizabeth of Portugal. She was the great-granddaughter of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Like the other Elizabeth, through marriage, she became Queen of a country different from her own. She did all she could to keep peace … Continue readingThat They All May Be One: Mother As Peacemaker