Why should you love your neighbor? Many may reply, “Because God told you to do so. It’s in the Bible.” Although this is a true answer, those of us who … Continue Reading Love Your Neighbor?
Note: This poem is about renewal. It was prescheduled, so it is NOT about current events. Snow is snow, which is quite familiar in New England. As I would like … Continue Reading Heavy Blessing of Snow
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
Do the following words from the Bible have only the prophet Isaiah as their subject? Are they prophetic words that apply to Jesus, the Christ — but to Jesus only? … Continue Reading That Means You. Advent Week Three
“Do not ignore this one fact, beloved,that with the Lord one day is like a thousand yearsand a thousand years like one day.” (2 Peter 3:8) When I was a … Continue Reading It’s about Time. Advent Week Two
Looking around at the cruelty and callousness in the world, don’t you kind of wish that God would just show Himself to everyone so that human beings would straighten up … Continue Reading Come Down! Advent 1st Week
This is going to sound sadder than it really is. In fact, it’s not sad at all. It’s just life. And life is terribly beautiful. When I was a baby, … Continue Reading Flared Teeth and 7 Years of Blogging
This is a year of pandemic, recession, protests, riots, bitter contest, and division. This also happens to be the year that began with my decision to read works by mystics … Continue Reading All Is Well
The mask of bright-leafed gaiety drops away and displays the bare truth, vulnerable and thin without the show of exuberance. Let’s not pretend, you and I, that life is easy … Continue Reading As Autumn Leaves
This poetic prayer, which came to me not long ago, seems appropriate to share with the upcoming Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, as well as the impending US … Continue Reading Pearls
I, someone with a progressive disease, disabled since infancy and gravely dependent on others, have been told to offer up my sufferings to God, so that He will make something … Continue Reading The Whole Offering
A bit of poetry, musing on Creation, Autumn … and Mother … She, the flora of forests and fields, gives herself beautifully in the berries that she yields and the … Continue Reading The Gift
I was on global television. (Gulp.) I’m overwhelmed and thankful to have been given this amazing opportunity to share my faith in Divine Love Incarnate! (Credit my family and friends … Continue Reading The TV Interview
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