Dear Friends, I am borrowing the words of St. Paul to his good friends in Phillipi as my greeting to you: Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am … More Merry Christmas!
Maranatha is a two-word phrase in Aramaic (Maran’atha) that can be translated as “Our Lord is coming” or “Come, Lord.” In the church year, the final weeks before Christmas are celebrated with special prayers, called O Antiphons. They are prayed one each day at Mass and during Vespers in the Liturgy of the Hours. They … More Maranatha — Come, Lord
In reviewing my journals at the end of the year (for me, the end of the liturgical year), I noted how often specific words inspire me. I would like to share them with you. May they be a source of wonder for you. Amusement Finding something funny; something that causes laughter or provides entertainment. I … More Seven Words for Reflection
Advent is a time of straightening our paths so that we may walk in the light. As with many of you, journeys and paths, and signs and wonders have been recurring themes on my spiritual journey. I often pray for guidance along my path, but I don’t always pay attention to the signs that God … More Advent: A Time to Walk in the Light
On the First Sunday of Advent, we begin a new liturgical (church) year. For the next four weeks, we will be anticipating the blessings of Christmas and preparing our homes and hearts for the upcoming liturgical season of Christmastide. One of the Scripture readings on Sunday was taken from the prophet Isaiah: They shall beat … More Advent – A Season of Beginnings