Link is for my latest guest blog entry for #womeninthenewevangelization #wine htthttps://catholicvineyard.com/index.php/2021/07/07/the-great-and-merciful-god/?mc_cid=a330995fd2&mc_eid=e5bdf7468f I’m on the road having a marvelous vacation! Our first post-pandemic lockdown trip! It’s been amazing! I wrote this a few weeks ago for publication today. Enjoy and God bless us!
https://blessedisshe.net/blog/prayed-priest-miracle-happened/ I had an entry published on the Blessed is She blog site recently. For my Catholic followers, here you go! Please pray, if you haven’t been already, for our priests!
Today's Gospel reading is from Luke, (LK 9:18-22). It includes Simon Peter's declaration, inspired by the Holy Spirit, (see Matthew 16:17), that Jesus is "the Christ of God." Christ means Messiah, the anointed One. He is the One that Israel has been waiting for, He will liberate the people from slavery and oppression. But, of … Continue reading “You Were On The Cross”
A hymn... Help us accept each other As Christ accepted us; teach us as sister, brother, Each person to embrace. Be present, Lord, among us, And bring us to believe We are ourselves accepted And meant to love and live. Teach us, O Lord, your lessons, As in our daily life We struggle to be … Continue reading Help Us Accept Each Other
I applaud and defend peaceful protests. And many times, as in the case of George Floyd's death, they are justified. Speaking up out of desperation is certainly understandable. And peaceful protests to right a wrong or shine a light on an injustice have long been a part of our country's history. Mr. Floyd himself was … Continue reading Reflection for today
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez, born in the 16th century, longed to become a priest after much personal tribulation and deep sadness. He lost his wife, children and mother all within a 4 year span and then sought to enter the Jesuit order, but was denied entrance twice. When they finally admitted him, it was as a … Continue reading A fool for Christ
I admit it. I’m obsessed with roses. I have at least 15 rose bushes, of various colors, but mostly yellow, around our home. I just think they are amazingly beautiful. I have a lot more free time these days, as many of us do so I am using some of those moments to ponder God’s … Continue reading Roses and other small things
“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” - St. (Padre) Pio When we start to worry, that's a bright, blinking light that is leading us to prayer!! As Padre Pio said, “Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your … Continue reading “What, me worry?”
I am sharing my meditations on one version of the Catholic Church's Stations of the Cross today. We traditionally observe this practice of meditating on Jesus' passion (suffering) and death every Friday during Lent. This year, of course, most of us were not able to do so in our churches, which is sad. But we … Continue reading Good Friday