The Blessing Cup

The Blessing Cup

The Blessing Cup first appeared in 1979.  Its popularity of this ritual happens in families, base Christian Communities, Faith Formation sessions, sacrament preparation, adult formation and welcoming new people to faith communities.  People along the way have offered...
Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

These last few months I have been thinking a lot about our stories.  Stories as a Christian handed down for many years until they went into print, the Bible.  Our country’s stories:  the stories of us as immigrants, our history as a country and the history we are...
Kind Words Will Echo

Kind Words Will Echo

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa.  Recently my daughter gifted me with a book entitled, A Grandmothers Prayers, by Kay Swatkowski.  The book has daily readings related to many life experiences.  One of the...
Stop Look Listen

Stop Look Listen

As I continue on the journey of life, I find myself reminded about the little things in life, something I have not done much in past years. STOP! The phrase, stop and smell the roses comes to mind, now it’s daffodils or tulips.  But the idea is to slow down, being...
Franciscan Lenten Journey

Franciscan Lenten Journey

In trying to focus on my Lenten Journey this year I read Pope Francis’ article on what he is encouraging for Christians this Lent. Lent is a season for us to slow down and deepen our spiritual life through fasting, prayer and almsgiving.  Many of us are use to making...