I wonder… If television were available in her day, would St. Thérèse of Lisieux have appeared on TV? (There’s a reason for this wondering. Keep reading.) Since she was a … Continue Reading The Little Flower and Big News
Imagine that your parents are the most amazing parents, loving, forgiving, kind, and generous with their abundant resources. You know that your parents are wholly good and that they love … Continue Reading What Kind of Child Are You?
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