"Prayer and fasting, worship and adoration, Scripture and sacraments and sacramentals all provide the weapons of our spiritual warfare. With them we go on the offensive against the Evil One. But the virtues provide our defense armor...They are our best defense against his attacks, for they guard our minds and hearts from his deceptions and temptations. " Paul… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: To Guard Their Soul
Wholeness /ˈhōlnəs/ noun 1.the state of forming a complete and harmonious whole; unity. 2.the state of being sound in mind and body. (Google;Miriam Webster) What is wholeness in our world today? Acclaimed by wellness centers and gurus alike, we might encounter this term in promises spoken and broken. Or, perhaps as a hopeful wish to one… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Wholeness
"As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you." C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity It is said that pride is the root of every sin, but… Continue reading Pride’s Little Sister
"Is there a quiet stream underneath the fluctuating affirmations and rejections of my little world? Is there a still point where my life is anchored and from which I can reach out with hope and courage and confidence?’ While realizing my growing need to step back, I knew that I could never do it alone.”… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Spiritually Restless?
Though perhaps just a date on the calendar, each new year nonetheless brings both an invitation to reflect on the days behind as well as to explore the promise of the days ahead. How is it that we examine the course of events, the successes and failures of the year behind? And for that matter,… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: New Beginnings
“For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self.” ― Thomas Merton New year's resolutions and Lenten commitments have one important common thread, they are only as effective as they are… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Thy True Self
Recently featured on CatholicMom.com 12/31/19 It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world! (St. Aloysius Gonzaga) With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene — one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.… Continue reading This Epiphany: Still Seeking?
"Thus says the Lord God: “I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out. I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it...that it may bear branches and produce fruit and become a noble cedar.… Continue reading Seeking to Thrive
You may have heard the expression that "cleanliness is next to Godliness" and without a doubt this would not be a beloved mantra by most. Yesterday just so happened to be my opportunity to catch up on all the neglected household chores of the week. From the kitchen to the bathrooms, floors and counter tops,… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Cleaning House
Kindness (Gk Χρηστότης): expressing genuine concern about the well-being of others; anticipating their needs. "As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace." 1 Peter 4:10 More and more these days we hear of communities and schools celebrating the virtue of kindness and compassion, in a… Continue reading The Fruit of Kindness