March 8, 2021

“Now the Arameans had captured in a raid on the land of Israel a little girl, who became the servant of Naaman’s wife. “If only my master would present himself to the prophet in Samaria,” she said to her mistress, “he would cure him of his leprosy”. Naaman went and told his lord just what the slave girl from the land of Israel had said.” 2 Kgs 5:3-4   Do you let your pain limit your love? The ancient world... Read more

March 7, 2021

How firmly is your identity rooted in your faith? It is said that the blood of the martyrs is is the seed of the Church. Throughout history men and women have suffered greatly for their faith. One of the earlier examples of this is recorded in the story of a young mother (Perpetua) and her pregnant servant (Felicity) who both heard the good news and were radically transformed by what they experience God was doing through Jesus and his Church.... Read more

March 7, 2021

“Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’” Jn 4:13-14 Have you ever received a gift that transformed your life? When I was living in Chicago I awoke one morning to discover that my car had been stolen. At the time I was working... Read more

March 6, 2021

“So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.” Lk 15:20   How have Jesus’ parables inspired you? I have found myself returning to the story of the prodigal son over and over again. I love the way that Jesus paints a picture of God’s mercy by teaching us that... Read more

March 5, 2021

Today the church remembers Saint Kieran. He was the first Irish-born saint. His spirituality was lived deeply connected to the physical world and to the Irish people. He found God’s presence in the natural world he inhabited and in the hearts of the people of Ireland. He discovered places where the fingerprints of God were imprinted and brought attention to the movements of grace that could be found there. His ministry helped open the hearts of the Irish people to hear... Read more

March 5, 2021

“Jesus said to them, ‘Did you never read the scriptures: The stone that builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes’?”  Mt 21:42   Have you ever rejected something initially only to embrace it later on? This is what happened when my wife and I were looking for our house. Our realtor took us to the house which is now our home the first time we went out... Read more

March 4, 2021

Casimir was a Polish Prince. I find him interesting because he was a man caught between the political world of his family and a life of faith and service which was closer to his own heart. He was known for his service to those in need and his generosity. His own life was marked by his practices of daily prayer. Each day he would read a passage from the Gospels and offer hymns in Latin and Polish. Perhaps the Hymn... Read more

March 4, 2021

“Blessed is the man who trusts the LORD, whose hope is the LORD. He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: it fears not the heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; in the year of drought it shows no distress, but still bears fruit.” Jer 17:7-8 Are you allowing God to plant you in a place where you can grow and reach your full potential? Here’s a little gardening... Read more

March 3, 2021

“Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mt 20:26-28 At the end of your life, how do you want to be remembered? There is a practice I like to do every year or so. I take time to write... Read more

March 3, 2021

Has God ever thrown a wrench in your plans? Katherine Drexel had one of these moments in January of 1887. It was then that she had an audience with Pope Leo XIII. She had wanted the Pope to help them identify missionaries they could support for a mission she wanted to fund in the United States – serving Native American communities. The Pope surprised her by suggesting that she herself enter religious life and become a missionary herself. At the... Read more


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