As I wrote in the first post of my “struggling with Marian devotion” series, I have seriously asked the question, Why be consecrated to both the Sacred Heart of Jesus … Continue Reading Beneath Mary’s Heart
I may not come across as a “Where’s that in the Bible” kind of Christian, but, regarding our foundational beliefs, I am. This includes the way that the Church views … Continue Reading TV and the Need for Mary
Last week, I wrote about my difficulty with Marian devotion. This week, I’m going to share with you some experiences that will make you think that I don’t have any … Continue Reading Prayer Beads & Becoming a Christian
Maybe I could call this reflection, “Confessions of a Less-than-Catholic-Feeling-Catholic”. I know that I shouldn’t feel guilty, however. I simply have questions. The Virgin Mary herself had questions. Her first … Continue Reading Struggling with Marian Devotion
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 There’s Something about Mary
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