Many of us are very glad to see the end of 2020 and the beginning of a new year. We hope and pray that this new year will be better … Continue Reading Make All Things New
Maybe you’re not feeling very merry this Christmas, in this year of pandemic, economic recession, social unrest, and division. We seem to be social-distancing in more ways than one. Not … Continue Reading Merry Christmas?
Is fear keeping you and me from a sense of peace? We imagine that there was a great sense of peace in the Virgin Mary’s heart when she reflected upon … Continue Reading Be Not Afraid! Advent Week Four
What did Omnipotent God first need in order to become a human being and bring about His divine plan of salvation? A mother. Let’s give thanks for and to all … Continue Reading Mother’s Day
Perhaps you, like I, have looked upon many artistic depictions of biblical scenes and have been left wanting. Jesus’s hair is way too long and pretty, everyone’s garments are far … Continue Reading Art of My Heart: The Annunciation
God loves what God creates – every person is beautiful in the eyes of God, both body and soul. What if we saw each other the way God sees us?
There sure are a lot of titles for Mary, the mother of Jesus – more than I can list, or even know and remember. Virgin Mary. Blessed Mother. Our Lady. … Continue Reading Something about Mary
On creaking knees, worn with repeated hours on earthen floors making bread and coaxing coals into flame, she now knelt in the upper room in the city — and prayed. … Continue Reading She at Pentecost
Last year, I was searching for a Madonna and Child print to hang in my bedroom. I had thought that I wanted an icon or medieval painting. After looking at … Continue Reading First Friday and the Incarnate Image
In the month of May, we honor motherhood — and the dead of war. All over the Earth, mothers watch their sons go off to war every day. The baby … Continue Reading May
Joy is a thing with wings that flies ever to its source; and if that source is love, how beautiful its course. Like a bird cupped gently in the hands, … Continue Reading Pregnant
Mary Series: Part 2 (continued from A Stranger Appears… ) First troubled with wonder and puzzlement, then sincerely trusting and deeply curious, a young woman’s response to a strange … Continue Reading In the Cloud of Glory a Portal Opens
Mary Series: Part 1 Picture it. Nazareth. 1 BC (or maybe a few years earlier.) Alone in the simple home where she lives with her parents, a young peasant woman … Continue Reading A Stranger Appears in the Making of the Bread
Some people accuse Catholics of worshiping Mary. Considering the language that some Catholics use regarding the mother of Jesus, I, as a Roman Catholic myself, can’t blame the accusers for … Continue Reading Not Devoted to Mary – but No One Should Ignore Her