Essays & Reflections

The Saints and Their Love for Mary: Marie-Catherine

The Saints and Their Love for Mary St. Marie-Catherine de Saint-Augustin A painting of St. Marie-Catherine. Image in the Public Domain. Marie-Catherine chose Mary as her traveling companion …
The Saints and Their Love for Mary

The Saints and Their Love for Mary: Joseph

The Saints and Their Love for Mary St. Joseph The Holy Family with a Little Bird by Esteban Bartolomé Murillo, Ca. 1650. Which saint loved Mary the most? …

Easter Penance?

How can someone put the words Easter and penance together? Isn’t Lent all about sorrow and penance and Easter all about joy and freedom? Lent …
On Prayer

The Our Father, Pattern of Prayer

The Our Father, Pattern of Prayer The Our Father is not only a wonderful prayer that we can pray every day of our lives. It is …

Profit Thursday?

Ephraim Saturday Perhaps I should have called this Unity Saturday, since the readings are all about the mission of Jesus to gather all those who are …
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The Light of Faith

The Light of Faith A reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel On Sunday, we hear Jesus say these words to Bartimaeus, “Your faith has saved you.” (Mk 10:46-52) …
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Creating a Clean Heart

Scriptural Reflections Creating a Clean Heart What are we to make of the daily readings this week, which are focused on the wickedness of the scribes …
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The Rosary: A House of Prayer

On Prayer The Rosary: A House of Prayer October is the month of the Rosary. For some Catholics the Rosary is a beloved friend, for others incomprehensible …
Essay On Prayer

No Christian Prays Alone

On Prayer No Christian Prays alone What is going on when I pray? If I am sitting alone in my room praying silently, it might look like …
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Letter Writing

On Prayer Dear Jesus… Have you ever written a letter to Jesus? Writing can be a wonderful way to pray for many reasons. Think about what we …

Through the lens of Discipleship

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Through the lens of manifestations

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Through the “Lens” of the Nativity

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Through the “Lens” of Hearing

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The Sunday Gospels

Through the Lens of the Kingdom

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The Light of Faith

The Light of Faith A reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel On Sunday, we hear Jesus say these words to Bartimaeus, “Your faith has saved you.” (Mk 10:46-52) …
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Through the Lens of the Two Ways

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Sunday Gospel

Through the Lens of Prayer

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Sunday Gospels

Sunday Gospels

Every month, we’ll explore the Sunday Gospels.
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Through the Lens of Faith

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