Category Archives: Mental Prayer

Women of great faith

Yesterday was the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Mother of God.  Now we read about a woman of great faith who persistently sought out Jesus to heal her daughter.  What a great weekend of Scripture! Mary believed the impossible.  … Continue reading

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Sowing and reaping

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. If I choose to give little then I will receive little.  If I choose to give in abundance, I will be returned an abundance.  (2 … Continue reading

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Spiritual gifts

I went to a Latin Mass today.  I am coming to love attending more often as I find the quietness and distinct movements with specific purpose draws me in to what is really occurring …. the sacrifice of Christ, the … Continue reading

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Spiritually Directed

I know many of my followers are aware that I am in training to become a certified spiritual director.  Today’s Gospel (Matthew 17:14-20) hit me with what that would look like if I did not have faith the size of … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

Driving home yesterday from a short visit with family in Tennessee, we (a granddaughter, her husband and three children 2, 4 and 7 years old) stopped in Metropolis Illinois for a short break. Of course we had to go see … Continue reading

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A Gathering

On a little vacation with many of my family….. and as I read today’s responsorial Psalm 102 tonight after a long day, I couldn’t help but think of how delighted the Lord must have been for us to be gathered … Continue reading

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When fear strikes

Probably one of the most known passages in Scripture is in today’s Gospel (Matthew 14:22-36).  During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them, walking on the sea.  When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they … Continue reading

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Judging or being judged

How do we go about our days without feeling judged or casting a judging thought?  Do I answer a question or act in light of how I think someone will think of me?  In today’s Gospel, Herod really didn’t want … Continue reading

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