Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries

Jesus is in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane -It’s not just about fearing the torture He knows He will undergo very soon. It is not just this dread of the pain and the degradation. It’s not even just about the false accusations that will lead to His arrest and all the terrible things that … Continue reading Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries

the little way

If you're not familiar with St. Teresa of Lisieux, you really should get to know her. I've embedded a helpful link so you can learn about her "little way." It's a way of life and, when practiced out of love for God and His people, it leads to real joy and inner peace. I entitled … Continue reading the little way

Roses and teachers and trees

I noticed a rose in my garden that is blooming this chilly winter's day. OK, we live in southern California so it's not that chilly, but colder than usual and I'm pretty sure my blood is thinning after living here for a couple of years because I am wearing a pullover sweater and a cardigan … Continue reading Roses and teachers and trees

Luke 6:27-38 and Cobra Kai

Today's Gospel reading in the Catholic lectionary is from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 6, verses 27-38. It's the rather well-known passage about loving our enemies and it's definitely timely. Probably because it's a timeless theme. I have written on this theme before. If you'd like to read my thoughts on that, here you go! … Continue reading Luke 6:27-38 and Cobra Kai