Why I’m Making a Home Altar

“Please, let us make a little walled upper chamber and let us set a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there.” 2 Kings 4:10 The Upper RoomI read a priest’s tweet a while agoContinue reading “Why I’m Making a Home Altar”

Christ in Me Arise

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die, and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 Do you believe this? My first reaction is yes, absolutely! I find that I trust JesusContinue reading “Christ in Me Arise”

Be Thou My Vision

Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains.” John 9:41 Although Jesus physically heals the blind, He uses blindness versus sight as an allegory in this Sunday’s Gospel. To those who are “blind” Jesus will give sight. This blindnessContinue reading “Be Thou My Vision”

The Size of a Mustard Seed

For truly I say to you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 Saying YesTwo years ago, I went on a life-changing mission trip to Nicaragua. This spring breakContinue reading “The Size of a Mustard Seed”

This Sunday’s Gospel: March 1, 2020

Matthew 4:1-11 At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said to him, β€œIf you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.”Continue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: March 1, 2020”

How to Pray with Expectant Faith

Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours. Mark 11:24 The Phrase that Changed my Prayer LifeIn November, Sr. Mary Gianna of the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ spoke at the Newman Center at SRU. With the other leaders andContinue reading “How to Pray with Expectant Faith”

3rd Sunday of Advent

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. James 5:7 On Gaudete Sunday, we take a break from purple and put on rose. We light the third candle in our Advent wreath with joy, knowing that Advent is halfway over. Christmas will be here before we know it! The third candle represents joy,Continue reading “3rd Sunday of Advent”

Why I’m Praying the St. Andrew Christmas Novena

He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Matthew 4:19-20 Embracing AdventI’ve been looking for ways to transform my Advent. For most of my life, I’ve approached it as just the liturgical season before Christmas. This year, instead ofContinue reading “Why I’m Praying the St. Andrew Christmas Novena”

St. Catherine of Alexandria

When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. Mathew 10:19 St. Catherine of Alexandria’s LifeSt. Catherine of Alexandria was an Egyptian princess who lived during the end of the 3rd century.Continue reading “St. Catherine of Alexandria”