Ordinary moments of Ordinary Time

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 marketeers would like to get their greedy fingers on our credit cards for this one-day holiday, wouldn’t they? So let’s […]

St. Paul: A Vessel of Love filled with fire ~ What fills You with fire?

January 25th, 2019 ~ 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, […]

Day of prayer for the legal protection for unborn children

 Today is the forty-fifth anniversary of Roe v Wade. Let’s stand down, stop the condemning and judging and seek light and understanding, forgiveness and wholeness, kindness and compassion for the young in desperate situations who have no one to turn to and who may themselves be abandoned. We live in a world that will not recognize […]

The Legacy of a martyr ~ what are you willing to give your life for?

Dear Sisters and Brothers, On this coming, Monday, January, 21, 2019, we will honor a great American ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was 39 when he was martyred on April 4, 1968. On that fateful day, Dr. King took an assassin’s bullet that he knew was waiting for him at any moment. It […]

Giving Thanks in trying times ~ How will you give thanks this year?

New blog post for Thanksgiving Day 2018 Will we take time out on Thanksgiving Day to make it truly a day of Thanksgiving this year? What do you have to be thankful for? Let’s start with this: President James Madison in 1815 was the one who created the tradition of setting aside a day for […]

The Feast of All Saints ~ Will you become one too?

All Saints Day ~ November 1st, 2018 A Litany of Saints Before we begin, a couple of notes: This is a lengthy blog. I’ve given a thorough list of saints here throughout the Church year—not all, but the most popular ones. Peruse the ones that interest you and skip over the others. FIND THE SAINT […]

The Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael ~ Have you been touched by an angel?

 The Feast of the Archangel Michael, Gabriel and  Raphael Saturday, September 29, 2018 Nearly everyone is fascinated by angels, whether they are into religion or not. You may recall the popular TV series Touched by an Angel, starring Della Reese, Roma Downey, Toby Keith that ran from 1994- 2003. Angels have a very big role […]