The Jasmine Branches Out

Photograph from http://fireflyforest.net

Delicate and white, Jasmine flowers are highly fragrant. Their small size belies their intense perfume. It only takes two small blossoms to fill a large living area with their heavenly scent. With flowers sometimes hidden behind leaves, it is comical at times to watch others try to find the source of the sweet aroma when [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Most gracious Heavenly Father, We thank you for our for our faithful priests and bishops, whose spiritual fatherhood and example of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and devotion is so vital to the faith of your people. May our spiritual fathers be guided by the examples of Saints Peter and Paul, all the Apostles and their saintly successors. [Read More...]

Muddied Mobility

Maria and her mud.

Several weeks ago when I mentioned to the therapist about the discomfort I was experiencing in my arthritic back and legs when going for walks, he unsympathetically looked me straight in the eye and said “Independence is based on mobility.” He wasn’t being mean or disrespectful, but placed a truth squarely in front of me. [Read More...]

Thursday’s Prayer for Priests

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Throught the intercession of St. John Vianney (patron saint of priests): Eternal God, please bless our priests, who represent you on this earth.  Make them more greatly aware of the grace that you pour out through them when they minister the sacraments, and help them to fall more deeply in love with you after each [Read More...]


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