I picked the readings for my husband's and my wedding over 38 years ago. He sort of gave me that honor, I'll say. The Gospel passage I chose for the presiding priest to proclaim during our wedding Mass was entitled in my Bible, "The Great Commission." I thought, "Well, how perfect! I'm marrying a U.S. … Continue reading The Commission
I took a graduate education course many years ago when I thought I would be a teacher. I changed my mind, but it was a fascinating class and I learned a lot that helped in the raising of my own children who were an infant and toddler at the time. Our professor, who I'll just … Continue reading Stay out of the corner…
https://youtu.be/yazxxkbSkZE This beautiful song that many may recognize (the tune anyway) as "Danny Boy" has some wonderful new lyrics that I find very moving. And the singer, Krysten Getty, is quite gifted. Give it a listen and remember that, on this St. Patrick's Day as any other, a good old Irish melody and some poignant … Continue reading An old tune with new words
"If you wish to go to extremes,let it be in sweetness,patience, humility and charity." - St. Philip Neri We read or hear a lot about people on the "extreme left" or the "extreme right." I wish we heard more about people who are "extremely patient, humble, or charitable." But, of course, we don't and that's … Continue reading The Silence of God…
The above quote is the response to a question Jesus asks after sharing the parable of the Good Samaritan. The lesson here is that we are all called by God to care for our neighbor. And who is our neighbor? The question that instigated Jesus's parable reveals that everyone is our neighbor. Friend, family, stranger, … Continue reading “The one who treated him with mercy.”
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
I have been thinking a lot lately about how I'm supposed to spread the Good News. It's no small question and it's something as a Christian I am instructed to do by none other than our Founder, Jesus Christ. And it's truly about following His example of humility and compassion. My blog is one attempt … Continue reading Rise Up!
All sorts of good things can happen when we pray! We start by praising and thanking God for the many blessings in our lives - that starts with us being here at all! And then we ask forgiveness for our sins against God, which means any sin against another person because Jesus said, what you … Continue reading When We Pray