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
Man cannot transform himself into a holy being. As my Irish grandmother would say, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” In other words, only Christ can transform us into His image and draw us into the heart of His Father. As a Catholic, I am invited to answer a call…… Continue reading You Can’t Make a Silk Purse Out Of A Sow’s Ear
Next door, lazy Sloppy Joe reaped bumper crops. It was galling because relaxed Sloppy Joe’s animals also thrived. Squeaky Clean could not fathom what he was doing wrong.
As Jean Vanier ( founder of L’Arche) once said, “You can be right. You can be dead right and bring death to all those around you.” Every thinking, praying, honest spiritual person who seeks the Holy Spirit in their own heart, comes to a point where they clash with those who look to obey the letter of…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Spiritual Freedom
Gospel, John 17:11-19 In the Upper Room, on the eve of his Passion, Jesus prayed for his disciples. At the same time he looked ahead to the community of disciples of all centuries. In his prayer for the disciples of all time, he saw us too, and he prayed for us. Let us listen to what…… Continue reading Gospel Reflection for JUNE 4: Consecration and Holiness
Connie Rossini blogs about faith-based education and Carmelite spirituality at Contemplative Homeschool. She is also the administrator of Catholic Spirituality Blogs Network. Now she has written a small e-book Five Lessons From the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life as an experiment to check reader’s hunger for future books on Carmelite spirituality. Connie is gifted; she writes a concise introduction to…… Continue reading Book Review: Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life.