Tag: prayer

Listen to Him

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”  – Matthew 17:5 This is my beloved Son. Listen to him. Early in our personal prayer life, we… Read More ›

Benedictine Home

I went to the Holy Name Monastery yesterday for a day with Benedictine Oblates. They meet 5 times a year on Sundays to discuss and learn and pray. This year we are studying Sr. Joan Chittister’s book on the Rule of St. Benedict. I had read it before but I am getting so much more… Read More ›

I’m Back

I’m back. I have been away. Away from blogging, from writing, from my normal, everyday life. I was sick. Sicker than I have ever been. Hospitalized twice. Emergency surgery. It has taken me a long time to get back. To get back to me. My memory didn’t work right. I lost lots of weight and… Read More ›

A Place to Pray

Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. – Mk 1:35 I can only imagine how much Jesus yearned for both a quiet place and the time to pray. I have often felt that way myself. Sometimes I let my schedule get too full. I can… Read More ›

Talk to Jesus First

Today’s Gospel: Luke 6:12-19 Many times throughout the gospels, we read about Jesus taking some time away from the crowds to pray. Today’s gospel tells us how Jesus went to be alone and to pray and then chose the Twelve apostles. So I would have to think that if Jesus needs some alone time to… Read More ›

Jesus in Our Midst

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. – Matthew 18:20 This verse is a well-known verse. I wonder if we are aware of it when meeting with others. Do we know that Jesus is with us when gathered in His name? There is… Read More ›

Prepare for Jesus

“You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” – Lk 12:40 How does one prepare for the coming of Jesus into our everyday lives? We are not always aware of Jesus’ presence. We try to be, but there are a lot of distractions in… Read More ›

When Life Interrupts Us

My husband and I were in a car accident last week.  A car ran a red light and cut right in front of us. The airbags came out and smacked us in the chest and face and it felt like the air got sucked right out of our lungs.  The picture I cannot get out… Read More ›

Retirement

I’ve missed blogging. I’ve missed writing and sharing my reflections on scripture, on life, on everyday moments. Now that I am retired, I have time. Or maybe it is better to say that I will soon have time. Right now we are getting ready to move. Packing and cleaning and planning. This is our last… Read More ›

Silence

Silence, all people, in the presence of the LORD, who stirs forth from his holy dwelling. – Zec 2:17 I love silence. I crave silence. Especially these days.  I am on sick leave from work and I spend a lot of time praying. And reflecting on my life.  Now I have time. And I am… Read More ›

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