God gives us obvious moments of sanctifying grace in the sacraments. But every day we have opportunities to accept grace or reject it – the choice is up to us based on how we respond to the moments of actual grace in our lives. These moments are gifts from God, and often we do not …
When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord; we are worldly. Pope Francis March 14, 2013
I believe, in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe St. Augustine
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, it is good to remember that Christmas is more than one day a year. It was and is the start of something much more. I want to share a special story about another Christmas birth this year. It was published earlier this month in the Arkansas …
Advent is a season of preparation for one of the greatest gifts of all time – the birth of a child named Jesus, who would come to sacrifice himself for those he loved. Many see Jesus as a prophet, but for Christians he is Emmanuel, God with us. Jesus reached out to anyone in need …
My longing for truth was a single prayer. Edith Stein (St. Benedicta of the Cross)
When I was a little one, I met Mother Teresa. She attended some kind of presentation at a baseball field. She was in the state to possibly bring the Missionaries of Charity there (which she did, and the sisters are still there today). I was determined to meet her. My Dad went with me to …
Life sometimes takes you down lonely country roads on unexpected side trips. You feel comfortable where you are, or at least somewhat secure – and then you hit the ruts in the dirt road. This is where I’ve been since late last May. For the months of May and June, it was like an avalanche …
If you’re looking for God, stop. What?!? Why?!? Because God is already there with you. Stop looking for God and find Him. It’s not hide and seek. Or even rocket science. It’s about faith. Let’s face it. As humans, we’re skeptical and curious – and all of these are great – but we’re really not all …
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