Sunday, April 20, 2014

Alleluia

Christ the Lord is risen today,
Sons of men, and angels say;
Raise your joys and triumphs high!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply!

-Charles Wesley (1788)
 


Friday, April 18, 2014

Simon of Cyrene


 
Simon of Cyrene was forced to help Christ carry the cross on that long dusty road to the top of the mountain.  Simon reluctantly came into the faith but ended up finding it sweet.  His two sons Rufus and Alexander became bishops of the early church. 


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mercy

 
You made all of the delicate, inner parts of my body, and knit them together in my mother's womb.  Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!  It is amazing to think about it.  Your workmanship is marvelous-and how well I know it.  You were there while I was being formed to utters seclusion.  You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. 
Psalms 139:13-15
 
A difficult pregnancy can seem impossible at the time.  Isn't life the most profound gift you can  give someone? 
 A woman's remorse may happen later on in her life.  God's love, mercy and forgiveness is always there.  My Catholic faith teaches me this.  I'm thankful that the Catholic Church defends life.   
 The only way to save babies is by saving mothers.  When a mother feels the mercy of God then can she be merciful to her unborn child.
After all....aren't the unborn temples of the Holy Spirit too?



 
 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

It's Not Over

There were many a Christmas when I was sad that the holiday was over after the presents were opened.  This year we put up our tree two days before Christmas.  I'm at a place now where I enjoy celebrating the birth of Christ and celebrate the twelve days of Christmas.  It's a time when most  trees are being packed up or thrown out to the curb, and Christmas lights and music have ceased.  The rest of the world is finished with Christmas.   The hustle, bustle and noise is over.   For me... these 12 days of Christmas are quieter and less busy.  This enable's me to reflect deeper.  It's most special.  





Monday, November 11, 2013

Father Vincent Capodanno & Veteran's Day

 
Below are the last words of military chaplain Father Vincent Capodanno.  Soon after he said these words to a wounded soldier.... he was shot 27 times while shielding another soldier during a fierce battle in Vietnam.