Simple Prayer


“…I can no longer pray. I can only look at the Blessed Virgin and say, ‘Jesus!’…I can’t sleep, I’m suffering too much, so I am praying…I say nothing to Him, I love him”

January 15, 2010

One Decade at a Time


“Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” Eph 6:18 The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains prayer as a constant and never-ending action of our daily life. “Against our dullness and laziness, the battle of prayer is that of humble, trusting and persevering love.” It goes on to detail three important […]

January 8, 2010

Christ: our Hope


In all the commotion and anticipation of Advent and the first few days of Christmas, I found myself so overwhelmed. Now, snuggled warmely in the Christmas Octave, I have a few thoughts of joy and peace. I see the hungry child in the photograph. I see the overwhelming amount of stuff in the stores and […]

December 30, 2009

Hope’s vessel


“‘Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one, and come! For see, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth.’” Song of Songs 2: 11-12 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. “He was in the beginning with God. […]

December 13, 2009

Back of Church Graces


I love Mass. It’s the most unfathomably beautiful mystery and no words could ever justly describe the beauty of the prayer of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Eucharist. Although, when I am power-walking from the parking lot to the Church, usually in a rather frenzied state, I ask myself, “Why? Why am I […]

November 22, 2009