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The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ~ What wondrous love is this?

THE FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS ~ Friday, June 23, 2017 The church tells us “the term ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus denotes the entire mystery of Christ, the totality of his being and his person. . . . Devotion to the Sacred Heart calls for a fundamental conversion and reparation, of love and […]

The Feast of Corpus Christi ~ Body broken ~ Blood poured out in Love for us!

THE FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI) ~ Sunday June 18, 2017 Dear Friends, Today is our Roman Catholic feast of Corpus Christi  in which pause to appreciate and give thanks for the wonderful gift of the holy Eucharist. I’d like to reflect for a moment on what we Catholics believe about […]

The Feast of the Holy Trinity ~ On the edge of mystery!

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity ~ Sunday, June 11, 2017 This is the Sunday when we give praise to God as we Christians understand and know God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For me, it’s all about being caught up in ~ getting lost in ~ finding my true self in the […]

Ruah! Breathe in the Holy Spirit!

The Great and Glorious Feast of Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017 In last Sunday’s blog, we talked about the Feast of the Ascension. After Jesus left the disciples and ascended into heaven, they were cowering behind locked doors, despondent, worried, fearful, bewildered, devastated. “[Then] suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving […]

Memorial Day 2017 ~ Greater Love than this . . .

MEMORIAL DAY ~ Monday, May 29, 2017 A Memorial Day Prayer By D. A. Graham “Most eternal God, as Americans, We want to thank you for this great country. We are not proud, but humbled, that in your divine sovereignty we were born or naturalized in such a nation as this. Thank you for those […]

You will be my witnesses to the ends of the earth!

The Feast of the Ascension  ~ May 28, 2017 The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord is part of the Easter mystery.  First is the Resurrection in which Jesus conquers death for us and reveals that life will never end. Then there is the Ascension in which Jesus is taken up into heaven to sit […]

I will not leave you orphans!

THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ May 21, 2017 Ordinarily we human beings try to make some provisions for those we will leave behind when we die; Jesus, who became fully human and fully immersed in all that we are and do, was no exception. Some of us are concerned with anticipating and attending to […]