Tag: prayer


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 ›

Dec. 12-16, 2016

Mon., December 12, 2016 Our Lady of Guadalupe Zechariah 2:14-17 or Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Luke 1:26-38 or Luke 1:39-47 And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” – Lk 1:46-47 Mary rejoices in God’s loving care for the lowly. How might I help someone… Read More ›

Setting the World on Fire

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.” – Luke 12:49 What a statement. Sometimes I think we picture Jesus as this feel-good person who is always smiling and always gentle and always peaceful. But when I really think about it, when I see how much… Read More ›

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

I am pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a book called The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. It is a devotional published by Ave Maria Press with daily reflections from over 80 contributors from CatholicMom.com, including well known authors such as Lisa Hendey (founder of CatholicMom.com), Sarah Reinhard, Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Scalia. And lesser… Read More ›

July 18-22, 2016

Mon., July 18, 2016 Micah 6:1-4, 6-8; Matthew 12:38-42 You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 What does it mean to love goodness and walk humbly with God?… Read More ›

Focus My Heart on Jesus

The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her. – Luke 10:41-42 I love this gospel reading. It is a popular one with various interpretations and… Read More ›

July 11-15, 2016

Mon., July 11, 2016 St. Benedict, abbot Isaiah 1:10-17; Matthew 10:34 – 11:1 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. – Mt 10:39 Jesus indicates that to follow him we must be prepared to surrender everything. Am I will to leave everything behind to… Read More ›

Love Each Other Through the Pain

I was wondering how to say it. I wanted to be clear and concise. I wanted to express my feelings about Orlando. But I couldn’t find the words. Orlando. The city that was once just a sleepy town. Innocent lives lost. And no answer to that question we all ask. Why? I do not want… Read More ›

June 6 – 10, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016 1 Kgs 17:1-6; Matthew 5:1-12 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” – Mt 5:3 In today’s Gospel, Jesus gave us the Beatitudes. Have I adopted these simple rules to my life? Lord, I know that these rules will go a long way to help… Read More ›

May 23-27, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016 1 Pt 1:3-9; Mark 10:17-27 Jesus looked at them and said, “For men it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” Mk 10:27 Jesus reminds us that all things are possible with God. What “impossible” thing do I most need God’s help with today? Lord, there… Read More ›

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

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