Prayer

United in Prayer from Afar

When a friend found that her previous spouse was dying, she went to be with him and her children. He passed away a few days ago and she sent a link to participate virtually in the memorial service. I tuned in today. I was disappointed that the sound was not very good and it was […]

Our Lady of the Rosary

We found out this morning that today is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. My dad asked how the rosary came about in the first place, so I looked it up. We learned that the “desert fathers” used to pray the 150 Psalms using rocks and ropes. That type of tool was […]

Strangers Prayers

I belong to a social media group of Catholic Caregivers that I came upon a while back. People share struggles, questions, advice, and prayer requests. Today the organizer of the group share what she is going through and asked how we may all be able to pray for one another this week. After reading one […]

Change of Disposition

I visited a friend on Zoom tonight. She is going through a very hectic time right now as she is trying to get her house ready to sell. She’s also coordinating her move across the country. As she described the things she is struggling with, I could see the stress on her face. Then we […]

God’s Day

It was a rough night last night with not much sleep. My parents got up with many worries on their minds. After breakfast we said some prayers, including my favorite to Our Lady of Lourdes. When we finished, we decided that we had left our upcoming day in God’s hands and that nothing would happen […]

Went With the Lord

Today my parents were remembering their beloved music teacher when they were young. They attended a Catholic school and the teacher was a nun. She was basically responsible for nurturing, encouraging, and improving my mother’s natural musical talent, as well as many others who crossed her path. My mom said when the woman passed away, […]

Don’t Crowd

I saw a quote today from Matthew Kelly that I really liked, “We crowd God out of our lives by filling our lives with things that don’t matter. Remove the things that don’t matter to make space for God in your life- in your heart, mind, and soul.” I thought it was particularly relevant right […]

Ocean of God’s Love

Yesterday, the church celebrated the feast day of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, but I read about her today from the Diocese of Manchester site: She believed the secret of happiness was in “losing,” that we should “throw ourselves into God as a little drop of water into the sea, and lose ourselves indeed in […]

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 […]