Llorando in Antigua

Crying in Antigua. Yep. That’s right. Tonight I cried. Lagrimas son el lenguaje del corazón!  “tears are the language of the heart!” At La Merced today, we had Adoration for the whole day. It provided me with a lot of time for reflection and prayer on and off during my free time and my Holy HourContinue reading “Llorando in Antigua”

24 Hours in Antigua – A time to encounter

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” – Paulo Coelho The Alchemist Coelho’s The Alchemist  has long beenContinue reading “24 Hours in Antigua – A time to encounter”

“Thank you for bringing me Jesus, I love you.” – Reflection on the death of my 93 year old friend, Ed Pickett

Please join me in praying for the repose of the soul of dear 93 year old Ed Pickett of Owensboro. Certain people tend to truly touch our lives and I’d like to share the story of a couple of my encounters with Ed, a man of much faith with you…   I met Ed onContinue reading ““Thank you for bringing me Jesus, I love you.” – Reflection on the death of my 93 year old friend, Ed Pickett”

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?”

“There’s a Power in the Blood” – A Letter and a Prayer for July.

“Eternal Father, I offer you the Body, Blood, soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.” 7-20-16     The following is from a letter I wrote to those that are homebound here at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on the MonthContinue reading ““There’s a Power in the Blood” – A Letter and a Prayer for July.”