Month

August 2015

Something Lost

I lost something very personal and precious to me at church last week. It was a polka-dotted zippered pouch that contained my Magnificat, some prayer cards and pamphlets, and a small leatherette copy of the Book of Catholic Prayers. Days later, I… Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Caregiver Part II: Tools for Good Works

My husband has Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is the gradual degeneration of the nerve cells in the brain that control movement. Ordinary tasks are now challenging or exceptionally time-consuming for him. In large and small ways, Parkinson’s has changed the… Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Caregiver Part I: Trust in God

Ease is defined as: freedom from labor, pain, or physical annoyance; tranquil rest; comfort; freedom from concern, anxiety, or solicitude; a quiet state of mind; freedom from difficulty or great effort. Those who suffer with chronic illnesses are in a… Continue Reading →

Contemplating the Light

Jesus uses light as a metaphor for describing certain truths of the spiritual life. Similar references are found throughout scripture and in writings of the saints. St. Therese of Lisieux said, “Enlighten me, O Good Jesus, with the brightness of… Continue Reading →

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