Something happened to me while I was wearing my mask at Mass this past Sunday. First, I would just like to state that, through this particular reflection, it’s not my … Continue Reading Beneath the Sacramental Veil
It’s been six months since we started lockdowns due to Covid-19 here in the United States. It’s also the nineteenth anniversary of another kind of attack on my country, one … Continue Reading 15 Pandemic Lessons
Whenever Labor Day comes around, I always think of my time as a Poster Child for my local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which then leads me to think … Continue Reading A Nation of Hope
As summer begins its inevitable end, I’d like to send you a few postcards with the usual thought of “Wish You Were Here.” I wish you were here in the … Continue Reading Summer Postcards
Religious statues usually don’t move me beyond deep, aesthetic stirrings of appreciation for art. Statues of Jesus don’t move me at all. I find them to either be overly saccharine … Continue Reading Loved.
I thought I knew what it meant to be Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: I would follow certain guidelines and grow holier and more joyful. Well… I confess … Continue Reading What Is My Purpose?
God willingly breathed His Word and spoke light and life into existence. And the Word was love. The flower of that self-giving love is the Earth and we, images of … Continue Reading Words Matter
I didn’t get the cure that I wanted, the cure for my debilitating disease, for which I and countless others prayed. Why not? Didn’t Jesus say that all we ask … Continue Reading Are My Prayers Lazy?
I have attended the same parish church since I was baptized in its sanctuary. Sadly, because of the Covid 19 pandemic and my own severe vulnerability, I have not physically … Continue Reading Living in the Light
As I pray for all Christians to humbly and respectfully witness to Christ’s self-sacrificing love for each and every human, I meditate upon His perpetual gift to us: the Eucharist. … Continue Reading Am I Willing to Sacrifice?
At my desk, I have a framed reminder of the Heart of Reality, the soul of who I am: self-giving love. This reminder is a drawn image of the Sacred … Continue Reading What Am I Doing with My Life?
It seems like a bit of irony to write about humility around the Fourth of July, when my nation celebrates freedom and independence with great pride. Then again, Independence Day … Continue Reading Humility: Setting the Tone
I’ve been suffering. I’ve been suffering from something that I caught through the rants, ridiculing, and general rancor of social media. Symptoms include feverish disgust and the malignant, aching fatigue … Continue Reading Cut to the Heart
On the most recent Solemnity of Corpus Christi, I heard something in the familiar Gloria that I had never heard before. What struck me was calling the first Divine Person … Continue Reading Daughter
God Stuck in My Teeth the sublime shock of knowing I gnaw and gnash the Body of God in my mouth; I swallow Him, digest Him, and even my breath … Continue Reading Holy Communion
(This is an unusual post for me. But it felt necessary.) They didn’t need a gun to kill George Floyd. Just a knee on the neck, + gravity + time… … Continue Reading Man