When people hear the word “pilgrimage,” many think of far-off destinations, such as Lourdes, Fatima, or Santiago de Compostela. Today, in the digital era, we have the opportunity to make a pilgrimage without ever leaving our hometown. In fact, the U.S. Bishops are asking Catholics to consider making a digital pilgrimage with the intention of… Read More Bishops Invite All Catholics to Make a Digital Pilgrimage for Life
Jesus hand-picked both these two men for a uniquely special purpose in His Church. If you look on the surface, neither man was anything special. In fact, both men had serious character flaws. Peter: a profane man—“depart from me Lord, for I am a profane man” Peter: a cowardly man—“I swear I do not know… Read More Sunday Meditation – June 29: Peter and Paul: Two Unlikely Men
People today, constantly on the go, are not easily convinced that they need some quiet time to have a look at themselves and ask hard questions , such as : Am I consistent with my past? Have I changed values? Do I love God and all his people? Do I act on it?… Read More Sunday Meditation – June 1, 2014 – Quiet Time and Hard Questions
The setting is Holy Thursday, before the last supper. Jesus knows what is next yet instead of focusing on His gruesome death to come He lovingly, passionately reassures the disciples that He loves them; that there is a Way. He is the Way. And that He will send an Advocate to help and guide them. They are listening and watching intently. Wondering what He means …… Read More Sunday Meditation – May 25, 2014 – Follow My Commandments, Love and Trust
The Gospel starts with Jesus saying “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” What is it in my life that causes my heart to be troubled? What are the things which cause me to worry? Jesus continues saying, “You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” Do my worries indicate a lack of faith? … Read More Sunday Meditation – May 18, 2014 – Worry or work?
In the Gospel reading for this Sunday of Divine Mercy, we continue to celebrate Christ’s humble obedience to His Father and His subsequent victory over sin and death. All this while being witness to the heart of Jesus in His ”glorified body”. We experience the depth of His love and mercy when He burst through locked doors to be with His brothers where they were “hiding” so He can empower them and the Church to forgive and retain sins.
Divine Mercy is the feast instituted by Blessed John Paul II in May of 2000. He will be
canonized along with Pope John XXIII this Sunday. … Read More Sunday Meditation – April 27, 2014 – Divine Mercy Sunday – The Best of Times
This week we begin Lent, a time to renew our love for God and to deepen our daily union with Him. Lent should not be looked at as an unpleasant time, or as a dour or sad period of our life. Lent is instead a great good because it can lead us closer to God… Read More Putting more love into your Lent: a three-part series. Part 1 – Prayer