24 July, Saturday — Deciphering between wheat and weeds

Jul 24 – Memorial for St. Charbel Makhluf, Priest St. Charbel was a Lebanese monk, born in a small mountain village and ordained in 1858. Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he spent the last twenty three years of his life as a hermit. Despite temptations to wealth and comfort, St. Charbel taught the value... Continue Reading →

23 July, Friday — Seeds scattered and sown

Jul 23 – Memorial for St. Bridget of Sweden, Religious Coming from a noble yet religious background, St. Bridget (1302-1373) was friend and counsellor to many priests and theologians of her day. As chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Blanche of Namur, she counselled and guided the Queen and King Magnus II. She was harassed by others... Continue Reading →

13 May, Thursday — Preparation

May 13 - The Ascension of the Lord The Ascension of Jesus is Christian teaching that Christ physically departed from Earth by rising into Heaven, in the presence of eleven of his apostles. According to the New Testament narrative, the Ascension occurred forty days after the resurrection. In the Christian tradition, reflected in the major Christian creeds and confessional statements, God exalted Jesus after his death, raising him from the dead and... Continue Reading →

10 May, Monday – Graces

Monday of the 6th Week of Eastertide Acts 16:11-15Jn 15:26-16:4 Come and stay with us. I have been told that one of my charisms is hospitality, and that I am quite generous. I never think of it as anything noble. I just share what I have, nothing so extraordinary. Recently though, I feel that this... Continue Reading →

3 April, Saturday — Baptism

Holy Saturday -- Epistle Rm 6:3-11 ...we too might live a new life. At the end of February, on a beautiful Sunday morning, I sat in a pew and meandered about my attachments – to things, people and meanings of these ‘things'. I thought about my hurts, betrayals, un-forgiveness, and how I have been judged,... Continue Reading →

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