The Communion of Saints

I  don’t want to argue theology with sisters who are Protestant, I just want to encourage other women with the thought that there are  tens, hundreds, why maybe thousands of sisters, most of whom we will never meet, who pray for us. The Holy Spirit is  my companion but in His Body, He has gifted me with many other faithful companions…… Continue reading The Communion of Saints

Joyful Chaos

One afternoon an acquaintance stopped by for a cup of tea with two preschool children in tow. At first she was very nervous and jumping up at every disturbance she heard as the kids played. Trying to soothe her nerves I explained, “Relax and let them have fun; anything that could be broken probably is and…… Continue reading Joyful Chaos

Child’s Play: A Theological Debate

  A debate between two pre-schoolers “Someone just called my name. I think it was God!” It was early evening. We often played musical beds at bedtime because the younger children liked the security of a sibling or two falling asleep with them, especially when older brothers and sisters were still up and having fun. So…… Continue reading Child’s Play: A Theological Debate

Sunday Snippets

Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at RAnn’s– for Sunday Snippets, where we share our posts from the previous week Mystery of  Suffering– Unless You Become Like Little Children–

Unless you Become Like Little Children or a Frog

Children are delightful because they are not self-conscious and they really don’t worry too much about their appearance. Little people are too busy exploring the world and having fun just being themselves. Thomas Merton, a Trappist Monk,  once wrote that frogs and trees are holy because they simply are who they are called to be…… Continue reading Unless you Become Like Little Children or a Frog

No Jet Plane For Me?

    No jet plane for us Our journey through life can be compared to a desert scene. We are in the airport waiting for a jet plane to fly us to our oasis but a plane never seems to land for us. Meanwhile, there is a camel tied to the fence, with our name…… Continue reading No Jet Plane For Me?

The Mystery of Suffering

a butterfly is a symbol Just look at a butterfly to understand the mystery of suffering If you feel sorry for a struggling butterfly in empathy cut the cocoon helping him escape, his wings will be deformed. If you allow a butterfly to struggle, emerging slowly agonizingly from his prison, his wings will be perfectly…… Continue reading The Mystery of Suffering