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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

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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

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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

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Worth Revisiting: The Wit & Wisdom of Waiting

Psalm 130:5-6 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. This Advent, I begin again by  asking myself a seemingly simple question.. What am I truly waiting for? And while expectantly awaiting the answer,… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Wit & Wisdom of Waiting

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Worth Revisiting: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part II

In continuation of our journey through the Interior Castle with Teresa of Avila we may find ourselves approaching the third dwelling place. Through an initial curiosity and muddling in prayer we have heard God calling us. Rather than waiting at the door we have entered to discover the One who knows us better than we… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part II

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Confirmation: Our Call to Become Saints

This weekend, 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 those who want… Continue reading Confirmation: Our Call to Become Saints

Joy

Worth Revisiting: Joy

Joy is such a desired virtue and yet so often we settle for poor substitutes or temporary glimpses of happiness. Where is joy to be found and what is required of us? Let's take a walk with the saints and soon-to-be saints today.. The following are my top 15 quotes (in no particular order) on… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Joy

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Wit & Wisdom: 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 fast approaching, this… Continue reading Wit & Wisdom: Sacrifice

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Review-Oscar Romero:Prophet of Hope

As a witness to the ever growing unrest, poverty and violence in San Salvador, Oscar Romero heard and responded to his calling with holiness and unbelievable fortitude. This biography by Roberto Morozzo della Rocca is extremely well researched and informative on the recently beatified and hopefully soon-to-be saint. So much so, that its author was… Continue reading Review-Oscar Romero:Prophet of Hope

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To Honor the Innocents

“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:… Continue reading To Honor the Innocents