Which “Master” Am I Serving? – Sweet Tweets for 12/19/14

The Lord put it clearly: you cannot serve two masters.  You have to choose between God and money. @Pontifex 12/18/14

In his tweet for this week, Pope Francis sent a message that is helpful to remember during the busy Christmas season: Today, as I worry about Christmas presents to purchase and holiday parties to dress up for, I’m asking myself if I’ve misplaced my priorities, if I’m serving the wrong “master”. While my intentions for [Read More...]

Avoiding the Sins of the Media

, Archangel Michael in St. Sophia monastery, Kiev, Ukraine, courtesy of Shutterstock, Inc.

Have you sat down and watched television lately? I mean, really, truly watched it? I’d guess that I’ve spent approximately ten hours in the last month watching TV. That figure comes from my estimated five hours of watching my favorite show, Survivor, and five hours of sitting next to my husband working while he watches football. [Read More...]

Saintly Souls — Sweet Tweets for 11/2/14

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Since last week’s Sweet Tweets, I’ve been on the move. From Dallas, to Chicago, to Baltimore, to Morgan Hill in my home state of California. Each of those experiences deserves a blog post of its own. But today, mellowing out to my Matt Maher Pandora channel in front of a quiet fire in anticipation of [Read More...]

The Lord is Waiting — Sweet Tweets for 9/19/14

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Doesn’t it seem like this week flew by? When John sent me these week’s STs, he remarked that it was a fast week. I feel the same way. My past few days have been a blur of commitments, both personal and professional, as we prepare to venture up to Oregon on Sunday to take our [Read More...]

Trusting in Jesus and His Mercy — Sweet Tweets for 9/13/14

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If you could please spare a prayer, I am at a family funeral this weekend. As we gather to grieve the loss of a loved one, I am reminded how moments like this are at once filled with sorrow, and with tremendous grace. In the transitions of life, we also experience moments of great potential [Read More...]

The Message of the Cross — Sweet Tweets for 8/29/14

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Turning on the news is challenging lately. It seems that at every moment, we are confronted with so much pain and suffering that it becomes impossible to take it all in. How can we begin to fathom the pain of a mother whose son is beheaded (or the nameless dying in urban settings every day)? [Read More...]

Pope Francis Sends Message to Toronto Students

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I love the part in this Perspectives video about the fact that Toronto’s Catholic school students will be receiving a special message recorded just for them by Pope Francis at next week’s Catholic Schools Week celebration! Here’s a full update on this development: TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ – Ontario now has a unique connection [Read More...]

I Love Pope Francis’ May Intentions

Our Lady, Star of Evangelization, Pray for Us!

I hope you already know about the beautiful work being done by the Apostleship of Prayer in leading us to pray together for the Holy Father’s intentions each month. In case you don’t, here is a bit of information about this beautiful apostolate: Since 1844 our mission has been to help Christians live out their [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 4/11/14 — A Contemplative Spirit

St. Francis & Turtle Doves at Sunrise - Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC - Photo by John Clem

Maybe it has something to do with the amount of time I spent in airplanes looking at the sky this week on my way to and from Nashville and then here to my current “office” in Toronto, but Pope Francis’ tweet “We need to rediscover a contemplative spirit, so that the love of God may warm [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 4/04/14 — The Good News

NOGALES, Arizona (April 1, 2014) - Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston and 7 other bishops celebrate Mass on the US-Mexico border in Arizona to commemorate the deaths of migrants in the desert and to pray for immigration reform. More information is available at www.justiceforimmigrants.org. Photo credit: George Martell/The Pilot Media Group

Welcome back to Sweet Tweets – after a few weeks off, I’m happy to have John’s great roundup of news we can use from the past week. This is an exciting time for the Church, with us in the thick of Lent, our Bishops so active, “Noah” mania, the Queen and Francis visiting, and the [Read More...]


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