Saints

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

"When the Jewish leaders saw the boldness of Peter and John and found out that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and realized that they had been with Jesus... God wrought no ordinary miracles by the hands of Paul. " Acts 4;13; 19:11 Though perhaps missed, ignored or even denied,  everything in life has potential within. From… Continue reading From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Lent, Saints, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Saints and Sacrifice

"It is by the apostolic preaching of the Gospel that the people of God is called together and gathered so that all who belong to this people, sanctified as they are by the Holy Spirit, may offer themselves 'a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God'." Vatican II, Presbyterorum ordinis, 2 With Lent, the word sacrifice… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Saints and Sacrifice

Contemplation, Saints, Teresa of Avila, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Doorway Into Our Souls III

Other posts on Teresa of Avila's, An Interior Castle can be found here: Part 1 and Part 2 Persevering in our journey through the Interior Castle with Teresa of Avila we reflect on the 4th dwelling place.. Finally willing to submit and surrender to God’s working within, we have recognized that the life giving water which suddenly floods… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Doorway Into Our Souls III

Contemplation & Dialogue, Discernment, Saints, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Work Harder, Pray More

In light of upcoming elections, many of us have spent time considering our options, weighing the consequences and praying that not only our nation survives but can address necessary issues. As difficult as this election year has been, I am reminded that my faith, though resting solely in Christ, cannot remain isolated from the reality… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Work Harder, Pray More

Saints, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Our Call to Become Saints

Last year at this time, to my heart's delight, my son Peter was confirmed in the Catholic Church as Paul. In this moment I was reminded both of the importance of this sacrament and of the journey ahead. These were my words to him.. “Welcome to the school of the Spirit, the sacrament of Confirmation…for… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Our Call to Become Saints

Contemplation & Spirituality, Discernment, Saints

Work Harder, Pray More

In light of the upcoming elections, many of us have spent time considering our options, weighing the consequences and praying that not only our nation survives but can address necessary issues. As difficult as this election year has been, I am reminded that my faith, though resting solely in Christ, cannot remain isolated from the… Continue reading Work Harder, Pray More