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Watch what you say … Reflections on the Sunday gospel, Mark 1:21-28

Watch what you say … Reflections on the Sunday gospel, Mark 1:21-28

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven Labaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: This Sunday’s gospel has Jesus going into a synagogue. People are gathered there. He speaks. Many who hear him speak say that he “speaks with authority.”  His words are […]

Are we ready for a change in our lives? Reflections on the Sunday gospel, Mark 1:14-20

Are we ready for a change in our lives? Reflections on the Sunday gospel, Mark 1:14-20

I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven Labaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA. In preparation for mass this Sunday: This coming Sunday’s gospel is a story of fisherman making a career change. We hear that they “left behind their nets” to follow Jesus. Some people think that being […]

Visio Divina– where a picture is indeed worth a thousand words

Visio Divina– where a picture is indeed worth a thousand words

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a workshop teaching the practice of Visio Divina—praying with art, sponsored by Women of Faith out of Marlborough, Massachusetts (The Sisters of Saint Anne). The presenters The workshop was led by Sr. Pauline Laurence and Sr. Yvette Dargy who are both educators, community leaders, and pastoral ministers. They […]

Sacred Journeys, Near and Far (beginning with Wild starring Reese Witherspoon)–Guest post by Lori Erikson, aka The Holy Rover

Sacred Journeys, Near and Far (beginning with Wild starring Reese Witherspoon)–Guest post by Lori Erikson, aka The Holy Rover

This wonderful post by one of my favorite bloggers begins with a review of the Reese Witherspoon film, Wild, leading into a longing that has been planted within all of us from the day of our birth. No matter how much the observance of organized religion may be declining, the hunger for true spiritual connection […]

Learning to forget through your prayerful imagination

Learning to forget through your prayerful imagination

My monthly column on The Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Learn to forget? Seems to me I have to first learn how to remember! Those of us past a certain age know […]

A wonderful way to start off the new year, and each morning: As Morning Breaks by Lisa Hendey and the Catholicmom staff

A wonderful way to start off the new year, and each morning: As Morning Breaks by Lisa Hendey and the Catholicmom staff

I found a wonderful resource that I want to share with you. It is available as a Kindle book which you can access not only through your Kindle Fire, but on your phone, tablet or computer. This book is the work of Lisa Hendey and the staff at Catholicmom.com and is called As Morning Breaks: […]

The Christmas Story as seen through the eyes of a cat at the manger

The Christmas Story as seen through the eyes of a cat at the manger

from Abigayil, The Story of the Cat at the Manger by Rouben Mamoulian, given to me when I was a child by my favorite aunt (who loved cats as I do) Abigayil lived in the barn where Jesus was born. She was the mother of 5 kittens and in the course of hunting for their […]

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