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April 13

Sacred Triduum: The Prayer of Poetry

Today begins the Sacred Triduum, the holiest time of the year. In these moments, sometimes I feel so deeply my human weakness and inadequacy and I say like Romans 8: “I do not know how to pray as I ought.” Come Holy Spirit, aid me in my weakness. As I’ve prayed this Holy Week, I […]

April 13

No Longer Slaves

In the book of Exodus, the Israelites encounter the miraculous parting of the Red Sea to bring them to ultimate freedom from the 400+ years of slavery they endured at the hands of the Egyptians. They were saved through water. This story prefigures our baptism, where we too are saved through water. The magnificence and […]

February 18

Lent is for lovers

“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.”¬†-Hosea 2:14 Lent and wilderness. Throughout this holy season given to us by the Church, we see the wilderness or the desert play prominently in the Scripture readings. As a season of fasting, penance and almsgiving, it can feel […]

February 14

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! I can see the love in Your eyes Laying yourself down Raising up the broken to life — “Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace),” Hillsong This song is wonderful.¬†Look at your Savior, who is love itself. Let His love fill you. Then be a bearer of His great love to the world.

January 06

Epiphany: God made manifest

Epiphany is a marvelous and rich feast. Delightfully, that richness lingers throughout this whole last week of the Christmas season as we approach the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. We see embers of that richness reflected in the prayers offered in the Church’s liturgy and in the readings proclaimed from Sacred Scripture. We […]

November 06

Advent: Walk with Mary to Jesus

Posted by: Zealoussheep The glorious season of Advent is approaching. The superabundance of graces poured forth for us in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ are so vast! We are invited to make ready our hearts and dispose them for his coming. I invite you to consider during the next three weeks some ways to intentionally seek […]

October 20

Because He Lives

Posted by: ZealousSheep Matt Maher has a way of penning the thoughts of my heart–in lyrical phrases accompanied by music that stirs the soul–that fills me with gratitude because these songs help me to pray as a child before the Father. His newest song has just premiered : Because He Lives. An anthemic, soulful song calling us to recall […]