May 6, 2021

One morning, I was praying in the chapel after Mass when the sound of voices coming from the main Church caught my attention. I recognized the prayers of the rosary in the rhythm of their voices, but I could not discern the words they were saying. As I listened closely, I realized that they were […]

April 15, 2021

In today’s first reading, we see Peter and the Apostles being brought before the Sanhedrin, who had ordered them to stop preaching Jesus Resurrected. “You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood upon us. But Peter and the Apostles said in reply, ‘We must obey God rather than men’” […]

April 1, 2021

Holy Thursday I remember sitting in the back of my grandfather’s car as the air conditioner’s hum muffled the people’s voices outside. When it was time, I stepped outside of the car and walked towards the church. I stopped for a moment, looked around, and took a deep breath. This was it. With a nod […]

March 18, 2021

The other night I shared with my husband a beautiful, affirming insight the Lord had spoken to my heart. My husband smiled and said, “I’ve been telling you that very same thing for a long time!… I’m glad you finally listened.” And then I wondered… why didn’t I hear it before? Whether through Scripture, through […]

March 4, 2021

When we lived in the city, for safety, we always got in the car before opening the garage door. One day, as the door slowly lifted, I let out a scream. There was a man right in front of us in a wheelchair, all bloodied and covered in bandages. We couldn’t tell if he was […]

February 18, 2021

What are you doing for Lent this year? We might come into Lent in a sort of automatic mode, where we follow the required practices and think that’s enough. Perhaps we have chosen to do more… but… before we go any further… we must ask ourselves the one crucial question: Who is leading us? Jesus […]

February 4, 2021

Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s Birthday Birthdays have always been a big deal for me, but one birthday memory stands above the rest. It was the morning of my 23rd birthday. I was sitting in my rocking chair, holding my newborn son, as the sun started to rise on our first morning home from the hospital. […]

January 21, 2021

The last time I attended a funeral Mass, I was really paying attention to the words of the prayers when I suddenly realized the power in what was happening before me: “At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the […]

January 7, 2021

They say good fences make good neighbors. Well established and clear boundaries help us all. They keep in what we want in and keep out what we want out. The first step when installing a fence is surveying the property. Then you dig and install the fence posts on which the fence will hang. But […]

December 24, 2020

In today’s Gospel, we hear Zechariah speaking for the first time after being silenced by his unbelief. “Filled with the Holy Spirit, he prophesied” (Luke 1:67). The months of silence bore great fruit; every day during Morning Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church, in unison, sings the words he spoke, The Canticle of […]