All of our all-school Masses are good, but this one was extra special on several accounts. First, it was grandparent’s day at our school and there were about 65 sets of grandparents and students out of a school of 290. We hold Mass in the church across the street and it was packed to standing […]
Will you sometime who have sought So long and seek still In the slowly darkening hunting ground Catch sight of some ordinary month or week Of that strange quarry You scarcely thought you sought, Yourself? The gatherer gathered, The finder found, The buyer who would buy all in bounty bought, And perch in pride on […]
Don’t you know by now, that I never think of you as you are now, but as you will be when I have brought you to the Kingdom of Love, and washed you from all the stains and defilements of the journey? [When] I come along behind you and notice that you are finding the […]
Father in Heaven, God of power and Lord of mercy, from whose fullness we have all received, direct our steps in our everyday efforts. May the changing moods of the human heart and the limits which our failings impose on hope never blind us to you, source […]
Why no! I never thought other than that God is that great absence in our lives, the empty silence within, the place where we go seeking, not in hope to arrive or find. He keeps the interstices in our knowledge, the darkness between […]
For the last seven weeks, I have been meeting with a small group once a week and with a spiritual director twice a month for a 30-week program called A Retreat in Daily Life. It is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. At the beginning of the exercises, St. Ignatius wrote […]
I’ve been tagged by Crystal. I normally do not do these meme things, but since it was Crystal… 🙂 Here’s the meme in honor of the Holy Trinity and the start of a new liturgical year: 1. Write three things that we’re grateful to God for in this past liturgical year. For my wife, family, […]
What does a holy place feel like? There is no right or wrong answer to this question. I ask that you please pause a moment and think seriously about your answer before reading further.
Having “pi” in the name of my weblog, it is only natural that I would have to try out this nifty little website called Am I in Pi?. You type in your birthday to see where it appears within the inifinite sequence of digits in π. So, my birthday is located at the 14,679th position […]
The first letter of the alphabet of Love: On the last morning she was walking near the tents and huts of the desert dwellers, when in a lonely corner behind a wall she came upon a little golden-yellow flower, growing all alone. An old pipe was one tiny hole through which came an occasional drop […]
Holy Spirit, prepare our hearts to celebrate with faith, the hope which does not disappoint, in the love which seeks nothing in return. Spirit of Truth, you who search the depths of God, memory and prophecy in the Church, lead mankind to recognize in Jesus of Nazareth the Lord of glory, the Saviour of the […]
A fable I once heard that seems appropriate to start Advent… The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit held a meeting in heaven to discuss the terrible situation down on earth. Things had gotten very bad. They discussed it among themselves and realized that there were three options. One, they could destroy the earth […]
Take time today to pause every now and then, take a deep breath of that moment, and know that God loves you. He will whisper “I love you” in a 1000 different ways.