Community, Eucharistic Ministry

Worth Revisiting: The Grace We Need

If she could stand, she would undoubtedly comprise all of 5 feet. Slowly, age and physical limitations have taken her ability to walk, then stand and the wheelchair that she once could move can no longer be done on her own. Yet on the inside “Grace” towers, a living witness to a profound spirituality, her… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Grace We Need

Contemplation, Ignatian Spirituality, Retreat

The Gift of Retreat

  Last weekend I experienced the gift of an Ignatian silent directed retreat at Campion Retreat House in Weston, MA . Just the thought of an unhurried, unscheduled day and release of self-imposed expectations was enough to fill my heart with joy. Teeming with insights and brimming with grace, my soul longed to soak up every moment and… Continue reading The Gift of Retreat

Connections, Embracing the Ordinary

Worth Revisiting: Getting Down to Earth

What is it about having hands in the warm earth that speaks so sincerely to my soul? For as long as I can remember, I have cherished this invitation to connect with the Creator and his creation. To till the soil, plant, and cultivate from its humble beginnings to harvest, that is the essence of… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Getting Down to Earth

Pilgrimages, Rome, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Gelatos & Cappuchino

Out of the blue my youngest resolutely proclaimed from the other room, “Mom when I get older I am going to Rome.”  Having grabbed my attention, I called back, “Well certainly you can, but why do you say that?”  “Well, mom if this is anything like the granite and gelato served in Rome..I’m there!” No… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Gelatos & Cappuchino

#Catholicmom, Scripture Reflection

CatholicMom: Daily Gospel Reflection

Daily Gospel Reflection for August 14, 2016 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Today’s Gospel: Luke 12, 49-53 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time If taken out of the context of the rest of the Gospel, today’s readings can be both startling and confusing. While Jesus spoke often of peace, his message of the Good News… Continue reading CatholicMom: Daily Gospel Reflection

Accompaniment, Community, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: They Called Him… Buster

Some years ago I met one of the few living witnesses, other than family, to the life and memory of my Grandpa Ferrell.  Standing at an impressive 6’6” he easily towered over everything and yet the warmth of his smile and joyous presence elevated all surrounding. Donning a nicely pressed dress shirt under a pair… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: They Called Him… Buster

Contentment, Wit & Wisdom

Wit and Wisdom: On Being Content

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Phillipians 4:11 What is it to be content? When are we satisfied with the life we live and the things we have been given? How does this effect the way we view life and death? A… Continue reading Wit and Wisdom: On Being Content

Pilgrimages, Sacrifice, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: All Roads Lead To Rome

It has been said that “All roads lead to Rome” and this morning as I awoke, truly my very thoughts turned to Rome. To the many visual and epicurean feasts for the eyes and palate, but also to those moments which speak to our very soul.  At one time distance itself was measured in proportion… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: All Roads Lead To Rome

#Discipleship, Spiritual Direction

Martha & Mary: Portraits of Discipleship

As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left… Continue reading Martha & Mary: Portraits of Discipleship