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Christós Anésti! Christ is Risen! Happy Easter

Christós Anésti! Christ is Risen! Happy Easter

To all of you, a blessed and happy Easter. Here are some scenes from last night’s Easter Vigil at St. Luke the Evangelist in Westboro, MA, my home parish. Click to Tweet & Share: Christós Anésti! Christ is Risen! Happy Easter http://wp.me/p2D9hg-Dq Would you like to learn along with Susan how to live your life […]

A simple prayer reflection for Good Friday

A simple prayer reflection for Good Friday

This is from my latest column on Catholicmom.com. It is taken from the Mary, Queen of Peace Meditation Guide & Sung Rosary booklet. Much has been said by wiser minds on all that took place on Good Friday. As I cannot add anything to enhance these insights, I thought instead to offer you a simple […]

Taking advantage of the season of Lent through a notebook and a chunk of time

Taking advantage of the season of Lent through a notebook and a chunk of time

For many Christians, the late winter/early spring signifies a time of stepping back and examining how we are practicing our faith. It is a time of assessing our failings and sins: how have we strayed from God as the center of our lives? How have we forgotten the needs of family members, friends and strangers? […]

Guest Post by the Holy Rover, part three on Hildegard von Bingen: Hildegard’s living legacy

Guest Post by the Holy Rover, part three on Hildegard von Bingen: Hildegard’s living legacy

In her third and final installment on Hildegard von Bingen, Lori Erickon (aka The Holy Rover) describes her visit to an abbey that keeps the spirit of Hildegard alive. The fifty nuns that currently dwell in the abbey have noticed a marked increase in visitors interested in Hildegard since the 1970s. She is a saint […]

Guest post by The Holy Rover: Part Two on Hildegard von Bingen: The Hildegard Trail

Guest post by The Holy Rover: Part Two on Hildegard von Bingen: The Hildegard Trail

Last week I presented Lori Erickson’s post on Hildegard von Bingen. As The Holy Rover, Lori and her husband Bob travel the world and visit places of spiritual significance. She has done a series on her visit to Bingen, Germany and writes with eloquence about this extraordinary woman. Here is a portion of part two […]

Guest post from The Holy Rover: With Hildegard in Bingen – 12th century mystic and woman of extraordinary accomplishments

Guest post from The Holy Rover: With Hildegard in Bingen – 12th century mystic and woman of extraordinary accomplishments

I have been dying to do a post on Hildegard von Bingen since I saw a wonderful movie on her life called Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen. If you click on the link you can see a trailer and read some reviews from Rotten Tomatoes. It does have subtitles but I had […]

Music for the Second Sunday of Advent and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Music for the Second Sunday of Advent and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

This song from my Wait with Me CD is derived from the Sunday liturgy’s first reading from Isaiah: And here is a song in honor of Mary for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Part of the Catholicmom Advent Wreath Link-Up Click to Tweet & Share: Music for the Second Sunday of Advent and the […]

“Mary of Nazareth” a wonderful film dedicated to the mother of Jesus Christ

“Mary of Nazareth” a wonderful film dedicated to the mother of Jesus Christ

“Mary of Nazareth” is the first film to seriously consider the life of the most important woman who ever lived.  The film’s website provides this summary: “The film vividly captures the essence of Mary’s profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries that she lived with as the Mother of the Messiah, her […]

Five minutes around the Advent Wreath can give new (quiet) meaning to Christmas

Five minutes around the Advent Wreath can give new (quiet) meaning to Christmas

My habit every Christmas is to spend a few minutes each morning in front of the Advent wreath on our dining room table. For those of you not familiar with this Roman Catholic tradition, one sets up a simple wreath with four candles in the middle. Three are purple and one is pink. The candles […]

Music for your waiting

Music for your waiting

It’s hard to believe Christmas is only a month away.  The waiting can be filled with much shopping, parties, busyness, noise, rushing around … not bad things, but the waiting can also be filled with quiet expectation. Time alone. Silence. So one can think, ponder and imagine the scene of the coming Messiah, born as […]

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