This Sunday’s Gospel: July 5, 2020

Mathew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus exclaimed:“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,for although you have hidden these thingsfrom the wise and the learnedyou have revealed them to little ones.Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.All things have been handed over to me by my Father.No one knows the SonContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: July 5, 2020”

When You Need Your Mom

What a joy it is to remember that she is our mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear? St. Therese of Lisieux I think everyone to some degree wants to be like their mom. When I was growing up and even now that I’m an adult, I’m intriguedContinue reading “When You Need Your Mom”

5 Intentional Ways to Create Community

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 2:47-48 In my last post, I talkedContinue reading “5 Intentional Ways to Create Community”

Why Dancers are the Athletes of God

Let them praise his name in dance, make music with tambourine and lyre. Psalm 149:3 This post is dedicated to anyone who shares a love for dance and cherishes it as an art form. In my last blog post, I talked about beauty as a transcendental. I shared what it means to encounter God throughContinue reading “Why Dancers are the Athletes of God”

Beauty as a Transcendental

Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and to dream of the future. Pope St. John Paul II’s Letter to Artists During one day of SEEK 2019, a FOCUS conference in Indianapolis, I attended a talk about beauty. I learned so much aboutContinue reading “Beauty as a Transcendental”

Why I Don’t Understand the Mystery of the Holy Trinity

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God who is and who was and who is yet to come. Revelation 1:8 I want to write a blog post for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, but I feel like I’m not qualified. It seems like I have more questions about theContinue reading “Why I Don’t Understand the Mystery of the Holy Trinity”

Why We Have to Set the World on Fire

I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! Luke 12:49 What does it mean to set the world on fire for Jesus? Does it mean that the whole world knows him? Maybe it means that the whole world loves him, or that the whole world follows him.Continue reading “Why We Have to Set the World on Fire”

How to Find Jesus Everywhere

I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more, but you will see me; because I live, you will live also. John 14:18-19 I mentioned in a few previous blog posts that it can be hard to feel Jesus’s presence. EspeciallyContinue reading “How to Find Jesus Everywhere”

3 Reasons Why I Veil at Mass

The covering of the head with a veil symbolizes the reality of woman sheltered in the side of her Source and becoming one with Him. She becomes covered and hidden in her Divine Spouse. St. John Chrysostom In the months prior to SLS 20, the FOCUS conference I attended in January, I kept thinking aboutContinue reading “3 Reasons Why I Veil at Mass”

Fiat 90 Follow-Up

Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word. Luke 1:38 Many Small SacrificesAs many of you know, I did Fiat 90 this year. I mentioned facets of it in several blog posts, but to refresh your memory, I’ll explain it again. Fiat 90 is aContinue reading “Fiat 90 Follow-Up”