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Love and Service: All in the Proper Order

Love and Service: All in the Proper Order

This is my latest Concerning Women column in the Catholic Free Press. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * In Matthew 22, Jesus gave the two great commandments: “Love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all […]

Does healing from God require an active role on your part?

Does healing from God require an active role on your part?

Part of the Thursday Small Success Series on Catholicmom.com – this was definitely a success for me! Read on … * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I […]

For millennials and boomers alike: Waiting was never this good! “The In-Between” by Jeff Goins

For millennials and boomers alike: Waiting was never this good! “The In-Between” by Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins is an old soul in a young body. How else can I explain his wisdom? One would think his latest book, The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing would be geared towards millennials, people his own age. Yet I found myself relating just as easily to it. And […]

Mother and daughter share their faith together at the Gather Us In 2013 women’s conference

Mother and daughter share their faith together at the Gather Us In 2013 women’s conference

Originally posted on The Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, MA:
Chris Farmer went to her first Gather Us In women’s conference in 2007. “I was just blown away the by magnitude of the number of women who were gathering to learn more about their faith,” she says. Looking around the room teeming…

From hot-shot anchor to a handmaid of the Lord: Gather Us In 2013 Keynoter Teresa Tomeo’s amazing journey

From hot-shot anchor to a handmaid of the Lord: Gather Us In 2013 Keynoter Teresa Tomeo’s amazing journey

Originally posted on The Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, MA:
From the Catholic Free Press, September 20, 2013 by Susan Bailey, chair. Commission for Women Teresa Tomeo has known she wanted to be a news anchor since she was in the third grade. “I was in the spotlight early,” she says. Educated…

ValLimar Jansen: The power of the story – sharing the Gospel through word and song

ValLimar Jansen: The power of the story – sharing the Gospel through word and song

Originally posted on The Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, MA:
From this month’s Concerning Women column from the Catholic Free Press, this piece profiles the morning keynote speaker for the Gather Us In 2013 conference. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *…

The Gift of Pain – guest post by The Holy Rover, Lori Erikson

The Gift of Pain – guest post by The Holy Rover, Lori Erikson

Lori Erikson is an Episcopalian minister who writes a beautiful blog which I have featured here previously known as The Holy Rover. I would like to highlight her homily from Sunday, October 13, based upon the Gospel of St. Luke depicting the ten lepers begging Jesus for healing and the one who returns in gratitude. […]

Three practices of the abundant life from Sr. Bridget Haase, O.S.U.

Three practices of the abundant life from Sr. Bridget Haase, O.S.U.

Originally posted on The Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, MA:
God is everywhere. It’s easy to see Him in good times: a new marriage, a healthy baby coming into the world, a promotion at work. Days spent in harmony with family, friends and the world makes it easy to pause and say,…

Holy Silence – from The Holy Rover blog

Holy Silence – from The Holy Rover blog

Obtaining true silence, that stillness of the heart and mind open to hearing the whisper of God from within, is one of the most challenging aspects of the spiritual life. I believe it is the most important thing we can do for if the voice of God is continually drowned out with our busy lives, […]

The Ever-Present Thirst for Connection and Community

The Ever-Present Thirst for Connection and Community

This is my monthly column for Catholicmom.com. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Recently I met with a mother and daughter from our parish to conduct an interview for the […]

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