Faith

Necessary Participation

Today for Mass, we watched our favorite priest who I used to work for. His words were relevant and powerful as usual – which is why we keep tuning in. The Gospel today was the familiar story of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, feeding over 5000 people. The priest brought out several meaningful […]

Labyrinth Goal

Last year I took an overnight retreat at a monastery located not too far from home tucked away in the woods. When I left, they said I was welcome to come any time to visit or walk the grounds. I had some time to myself today and decided to go there. A few months back […]

Praying Virtually Together

A friend from my prayer group has been battling cancer for over a year now. He actually has no more cancer at this point which is amazing. But he has been struggling with the effects of the disease and the treatments. There are times when he is doing great and has even gone to play […]

Rosary Together

When I was a child, I can remember that when the family would take a road trip, we would begin by saying the rosary. I probably didn’t appreciate it at the time, but it was meaningful enough for me to do the same as an adult. Today when my parents and I got in the […]

Don’t Get Distracted

Tonight my prayer group and I read and discussed the Gospel coming up for this Sunday. Part of the scripture was a parable about a person who finds a treasure (Kingdom of God) and sells everything he has to buy the field where the treasure lies. I thought that in my own life, I certainly […]

Repair and Transformation

A neighbor came to chat while I was snipping off the dead roses this afternoon. He asked what was written on my t-shirt. I was wearing one of my Workcamp shirts from years ago. This one said, “Repair. A story of transformation”. We talked about the Workcamp experience and how the meaning of the slogan […]

Promised Peace

Over the past 2 days, I have seen a particular scripture several times from different places. Jesus said:“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am meek and humble of heart;and you will find rest for yourselves.For my yoke […]

Staying Focused

Tonight I talked with a friend who always comes up with great advice that I like to try to remember. Tonight she said, “When things become difficult, it is important to have a focus. What better focus than to do what God is calling you to do right now?” In other words, when I become […]

Not My Control

Today I read a short reflection early in the morning that I think helped me to keep my focus and not let my mind get carried away with negative thoughts. It read: “Moral of the story; we’re not in control. God is. Forget that and we’ll lose our way and our lives to fear and […]

Love the Giver

Last week, my prayer group discussed the Gospel for this past Sunday. One of the ladies watched Mass with Fr. Mike Schmitz who posts videos through Ascension Press. She told us she thought it was very powerful and that we might enjoy watching it as well. She was right. First of all, he is incredibly […]