Ordinary moments of Ordinary Time

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 […]

About Presidents and security and . . . You never know . . .

Today is Presidents’ Day.  It’s always celebrated on the third Monday of February, but it originally was meant to mark George Washington’s birthday on the 22nd. It’s come to honor all presidents, past and present. We’ve had some great ones, and some turkeys too, as some of us of various political persuasion will argue over […]

St. Paul’s Ode to Love ~ How do we measure up?

Many of us are thinking of our Valentine’s these days — our lovers,  intend-eds, spouses, classmates, mothers and also spouses remembering their deceased loved ones. Hallmark would encourage us to “send the very best.”   And the marketeers would like to get their greedy fingers on our credit cards for this one-day holiday, wouldn’t they? […]

A Light for the Nations ~ and me and you too!

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple ~ February 2, 2017 I’ve always loved this feast day.  It marks the old conclusion of the Christmas season—forty days after Christmas.  The second reason is that it also marked the anniversary of my AA sobriety. So, today the Church celebrates the feast of […]

A Vessel of Love filled with fire

January 25th, 2017 ~ The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle Paul was an amazing man. He was small of stature; he refused to depend on charity–thus, he worked as a tentmaker wherever he went.  After he was severely beaten, he was in constant pain, but went on and on and on, […]