Category Archives: spiritual direction

St. Therese and my New Year’s Resolution to offer it up

Also posted at Catholic Insight The inspiration for my New Year’s resolution came to me as I cautiously steered my car along a snow-covered, traffic-snarled road on my morning commute. The snow continued to fall, the roads were a congested … Continue reading

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Giving it all to Jesus through Mary

Posted at Catholic Insight Earlier this year I made the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. I had known about the Total Consecration for a few years through friends who had completed it. I even had the book, Preparation for … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List

What is it about summertime that inspires us to do more reading? Is it the longer daylight hours, the more relaxed vibe or do the sun’s rays make us feel more energetic? Regardless of the reasons, I’m awfully glad for … Continue reading

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St. Claude de la Colombiere: An Act of Hope and Confidence in God

Also posted at The New Evangelist/Companions of the Cross In this month of June which is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we remember St. Margaret Mary Alacoque who belonged to the Order of the Visitation. It was to … Continue reading

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“Yeah, But He’s Our Jerk”

Our Associate Pastor gave another great homily at Saturday morning Mass.  He spoke about growth in the spiritual life. Father explained that one way to gauge how well we are progressing in the spiritual life is through our relationships with … Continue reading

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The Hope That Is In You

Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you.  (1 Peter 3:15) Usually, the word “hope” is used in a secular context.  “I hope mom makes pizza … Continue reading

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Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival

It’s Sunday Snippets time once again over at This That and The Other Thing:  Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival, hosted by RAnn. I’m contributing the posts I wrote this week: Seeking More:  My Summer Reading – reading that’s good … Continue reading

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Seeking More: My Summer Reading

“You know those times in your life when you just can’t seem to get enough?  I’m having one of those times.  My prayer life isn’t enough.  I want more.  I feel like I need to go deeper.”  This was part … Continue reading

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