Saturday #2 of “The Five First Saturdays… ” — who’s with me? #5FirstSat4Mary
We interrupt all the post-Pope coverage for this reminder… Tomorrow is a first Saturday. Over the summer I was convicted to attempt to make the Five First Saturdays devotion. Let me just say that, like in most families, Saturdays can be pretty hectic. And on reflection, that’s probably why I need this all the more….Read More
On keeping a good Lent: 10 Helpful Reading & Resource Links:
“God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us.” – Pope Francis 1. Read Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2015. (The quote above comes from it.) 2. Sign up for Fr Robert Barron’s daily Lenten Reflections. 3. Book Review by Barb Szyszkiewicz: 40 Days, 40 Ways, A New Look at…Read More
How to Forgive our Fathers: By Making Jesus’ Prayers Our Own
This post is for all those who struggle with their relationship with their fathers. Sometimes, when Father’s Day comes around, we are reminded more acutely that the pain of these relationships or non-relationships plays like uncomfortable background noise in our lives. I’m no expert in the field of human relationships, but I do know this:…Read More
This makes me think… about how evangelizers are evangelized.
The New Evangelization reminds us that the very agents of evangelization – you and me –will never achieve that abundant harvest Blessed John XXIII described unless we are willing and eager to first be evangelized themselves. Only those themselves first evangelized can then evangelize. As St. Bernard put it so well, “If you want to…Read More