Spirituality: Child’s Play

A relationship to the living God is child’s play.  Children are open to the Spirit in a simple and natural way; their spirituality is not only taught, it rises from within them as they listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit in their own hearts.St. Paul assures us that all men have the basic laws…… Continue reading Spirituality: Child’s Play

When Life is Stripped Down to The Basics

One afternoon before a special occasion, I was ironing cotton dresses and shirts for church the next day. Six year old Mara watched for a while and then pointed to the iron and asked, “What is that mummy?” I laughed because I realized that this little girl had never seen me iron; I usually used…… Continue reading When Life is Stripped Down to The Basics

Listen

“I just gave you that book to write to keep you busy in between appointments; your real work is all these interruptions.” The biggest stumbling block to truly listening, especially to children, is our self-important business. Henri Nouwen SJ, a Jesuit author and university professor, complained to God about all the undergraduate students who knocked…… Continue reading Listen

Holy Laughter

Even though icons and holy cards often depict the saints and the entire Holy Family with a miserable scowl on their unhealthy looking faces, the truth is that the saints lived in God’s presence and in His joy. St. Francis of Assisi is the most famous, joyful saint.  Look at our pope, whose name sake is…… Continue reading Holy Laughter

Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}

with Jenny at Suscipio Tell us what you’re thankful for…a gratitude list. Spring is finally here and my garden is growing!!! all  at once daffodils, tulips, lilacs and siberian  irises are blooming! What are you  thinking? Thoughts on nature Colossians 1:16-17 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,…… Continue reading Catholic Woman’s Almanac {CWA}