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
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?
There is hope because of our burning love for Christ.
In the Gospel passage this Easter Sunday, we have St. Mary Magdalene. Imagine her deep love for our Lord. She wakes up early to visit Jesus. During that time, maybe she was still grieving from Jesus’ death. We sometimes miss to see Jesus in our lives during our grief. It could be a loss of a loved one, failing health or sickness, loss of a job, broken relationship, an unanswered prayer or any type of suffering and trials we are going through. We sometimes slowly forget to see Jesus alive and working in our lives since we are focused with our problems and trials in life.… Read More Sunday Meditation – April 20, 2014 – Easter – Hope from Our Burning Love for Christ
Self-giving love: that is what love really is:
Isn’t love just a simple emotion, something that I am feeling today for someone but may not tomorrow? Is love a fleeting feeling? Yes, I loved you today, but I can’t be sure that I’ll love you forever.
Or, perhaps it is something much more.… Read More Self-Giving Love
How often do we encounter circumstances in our lives that challenge our humanness? In most cases, to the point of, as the old adage goes, ‘fight or flight”.
We have all been here. What have you done? Did you fight for what you perceived to be right? Did you try to run away from the challenge?… Read More Sunday Meditation – April 13, 2014 – Fight, Flight, or God’s Will?
We conclude this three-part series on Lenten practices with an entry on almsgiving and other acts of charity. In the first of the series we reviewed the purpose of Lent and suggested a few additional forms of prayer that we could practice during and after Lent. We also suggested adopting a more sporting attitude toward Lent, one… Read More Putting more love into your Lent: a three-part series. Part 3 – Almsgiving and other acts of charity.