A Life Well Lived: The Radical Hospitality St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi has been my patron saint for as long as I can remember. I have always had a devotion to him, the simple, humble aristocrat-turned beggar of Assisi. His radical ways of living have always touched deeply at my heart, as they have at so many others across the ages. Francis, wasContinue reading “A Life Well Lived: The Radical Hospitality St. Francis of Assisi”

How will you LOVE, today?

“Owe no debt to anyone, except the debt that binds us to love one another. He who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. Love never wrongs the neighbor, hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.” – Romans 13:8, 10 The above reading from Romans comes to us in the Liturgy of the Hours during Mid-dayContinue reading “How will you LOVE, today?”

Prayer Request: “Who touched me? Reaching out for Healing with Faith.”

Update: 7/28/17I learned this morning that Ms. Sharon Speaks passed away around 2am this morning. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen. May Mary, our Mother ofContinue reading “Prayer Request: “Who touched me? Reaching out for Healing with Faith.””

Going into the Deep – trusting God, when life keeps giving me lemons.

I experimented for the first time the other evening at Made for More Camp on taking photos with long exposures during our candlelit Adoration in the Pavillion. I have never really taken many photos at night before, so I was a little leery about “stepping out” into the unknown to see what I could do. IContinue reading “Going into the Deep – trusting God, when life keeps giving me lemons.”

On Thursday, I met Jesus…and his dog.

Last Thursday started off for me as a pretty normal day. I got up at 5:30 like normal. I watched the news, checked Instagram, then checked Facebook, prayed the Office of Readings, got showered, shaved, put my clothes on, tied my shoes, packed my backpack and was headed down the stairs, iPad in hand asContinue reading “On Thursday, I met Jesus…and his dog.”

Can I Be A Weak Priest?

“Can you be a weak priest?” So ended a conversation I had recently with my mentor for my Pastoral Year. Both Fr. Jerry and I had stayed up way too late enjoying a drink, celebrating Easter and discussing different aspects of my time at St. Stephen Cathedral. The school year ends in just a matterContinue reading “Can I Be A Weak Priest?”

Behold the Lamb of God -A Reflection on the Incarnation 

 John 1:29-34.  “John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.  He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ I did not know him, butContinue reading “Behold the Lamb of God -A Reflection on the Incarnation “

On the Day I Called for Help – Reflection on Faithfulness in the Lord’s Prayer

  In today’s Responsorial Psalm, we hear: “Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.” – Psalm 138 Each and every time that we invoke the name of the Lord, he answers us. It might not always be in the way which we desire him to answer, yet he is always there andContinue reading “On the Day I Called for Help – Reflection on Faithfulness in the Lord’s Prayer”