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

Accompaniment, Bereavement, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting:When Words Fail

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” Thomas Merton In sitting down this morning to write about this, I hesitated. Such a difficult topic, and yet so… Continue reading Worth Revisiting:When Words Fail

Reconciliation, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Reconciled

Not just a prettier or more approachable  version of confession, the act of reconciling is instead, a richer and more complete description of what transpires in this beautiful sacrament. For, reconciliation means“to walk together again”[1] , to reestablish a close relationship in friendship, peace, and love. Confession is just one part of this sacrament replete with mercy, grace and… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Reconciled

Patience, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Finding Patience

Have you met Faith, Hope and Charity in your own life?  Intended for our youngest readers ages 4-8, Finding Patience is a very endearing introduction to these extraordinary gifts from God.  When 8 year old Faith moves with her family to a new home and school, her initial excitement fades as she encounters the daunting… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Finding Patience

Conversion Stories, Mary, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Assuming Mary

For those that have grown up in the Catholic faith, this feast is well known perhaps at times a bit too familiar. Do we stop and take the time to truly ponder the life of Mary as we celebrate this honor bestowed on a life well lived? Or do we simply take for granted Mary's yes… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Assuming Mary

#Discipleship, Spiritual Direction, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Portraits of Martha and Mary

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 Worth Revisiting: Portraits of Martha and Mary

Ignatian Spirituality, Uncategorized

Worth Revisiting: The Scent of Her Presence

"An awareness of smells can illuminate our present. It can help us live more mindfully and gracefully. It can help us recognize that God's goodness saturates the world, in scents that are both obvious and subtle." Ginny Kubitz Moyer, Taste and See ( Loyola Press) Early morning dew, the scent of grateful peonies and roses greet… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Scent of Her Presence

Christian Spirituality, Connections, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisting: Theology and Spirituality

Sandra Schneiders, defines spirituality as “the experience of conscious involvement in the project of life integration through self-transcendence toward the ultimate value one perceives.”  “Religion and Spirituality: Strangers, Rivals, or Partners?” Santa Clara Lectures v.6. no. 2, Feb 6, 2000. In Schneiders discussion of spirituality, she begins with a very narrow understanding and use of… Continue reading Worth Revisting: Theology and Spirituality

St. Thérèse, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Living Privilege

privilege noun priv·i·lege \ˈpriv-lij, ˈpri-və-\ : a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others : a special opportunity to do something that makes you proud      (Merriam-Webster) I grew up in a single parent home, the daughter and granddaughter of educators, not affluent but replete with love and the basic… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Living Privilege