Women today are confused about who they are called to be. If we feel called to be full-time mothers, society seems to dismiss us as vintage models, out of step with the modern feminist agenda. I know I often felt embarrassed because I did not have a real job as I mothered nine kids. Edith Stein (St.…… Continue reading Are Women Basically Mothers at Heart?
Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget the Good News, the Gospel of Christ. Oh yes, we keep trudging to Mass, trying to pray, maybe reading a few lines of a spiritual book before we nod off but we lose sight of the real goal of the Christian life. Holiness I…… Continue reading A Feminine Style of Holiness
In the midst of a family crisis, I found refuge in the words of the prayer Jesus gave us. When we are open to the Holy Spirit, the Father shines His purifying light on us. The process is often painful, though, because when the light of the Father comes into our hearts and lives, the…… Continue reading In a Crisis, I Found Refuge in Infused Prayer
Every year the feast of the Epiphany is a day to celebrate man’s powerful need to connect to God. It is a need which drives us to question, search, and seek out the truth. After the wisemen have devoted years to study, they venture into the unknown, following a star of all things, into a…… Continue reading Reflections and Art on Epiphany
Christmas is not an event within history but is rather the invasion of time by eternity. (Hans Urs Von Balthasar) Eternity Is Not Linear From our point of view, the Infant Jesus was born in a moment in history more than 2,000 years ago. People see time as linear, measurable and so view the first Christmas…… Continue reading The Invasion of Time by Eternity: The Birth of Christ
Sometimes a person must not only hear the truth but see it dramatized either in someone else’s’ life or even in the life of a fictional character in a book. Blind to Beauty As I was reading the series, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis for the fourth time, the ridiculous behaviour of the dwarves literally slapped…… Continue reading Like a Grumpy Dwarf- Blind to Beauty
The attitude of each and every parishioner affects the atmosphere of each individual parish. It is not just the priest who sets the tone. Granted, it takes a concerted effort to reach out to strangers in our midst at Mass. It is so easy to retreat into our own private prayers and ignore outsiders. However,…… Continue reading Welcome the Outsider