Simply Peaceful: The Holy Life of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. The Peace Prayer of St. Francis Leaving Everything to Follow JesusIn the Gospels, Jesus calls us to leave everything behind and follow him. During his earthly ministry, he called his disciples to leave behind their old life to find new life in him. They left their families,Continue reading “Simply Peaceful: The Holy Life of St. Francis of Assisi”

This Sunday’s Gospel: October 4, 2020

Matthew 21:33-43 Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people:“Hear another parable.There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.When vintage time drew near,he sent his servants toContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: October 4, 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”

3 Reasons Why I Love Flowers

If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it. St Therese of Lisieux May is here, and I love the flowers that come with this lovely spring season. Everywhere I look, I see vibrant tulips and playful dandelions. The worldContinue reading “3 Reasons Why I Love Flowers”

Charity and Throat Blessings: A Reflection on St. Blaise’s Story

Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6 After Mass on the Feast Day of St. Blaise, priests traditionally bless the throats of parishioners with two white candles. This practice is appropriate because St. Blaise intercedes for those with diseases of the throat.Continue reading “Charity and Throat Blessings: A Reflection on St. Blaise’s Story”