Prayer of Release

Prayer of Release

Recently a friend sent me a prayer composed by Sr. Mary Ann Barrett, OP, a Grand Rapids Dominican. It is a prayer that she received from her friend and that she was sharing with me. A gift it has truly proven to be which I would like to share with you. You can read...
Jesus: Human Like Us??

Jesus: Human Like Us??

I clearly remember, many years ago, first seeing this image of Jesus on the cover of a Liguorian magazine. I was so taken by that image that I saved it for a long time, but somewhere along the line, it was lost! (Recently searching for this image online, I finally...
Who Are Your SHE-roes?

Who Are Your SHE-roes?

Happy Women’s History Month! Throughout the world, March is designated as a time of recognition and celebration that honors women who have made this world a better place. Some we know by name. Some are unnamed. Perhaps this month would also be a good time to pause and...
Stories

Stories

Ahhh, stories. I do not know anyone who doesn’t love a good story. Growing up listening to my parents and aunts and uncles tell family stories was such a joy! As my sister and I grew older we came to expect that many of these stories would be told and retold at...
Drawing Closer to the Holy

Drawing Closer to the Holy

(Editor’s Note: Last fall, we offered a retreat titled “Drawing Closer to the Holy”. As a closing prayer, the participants were asked to share a few words about their retreat experience. Their thoughts were woven into the following meditation.) It is time...
Rend Your Heart

Rend Your Heart

Even now, declares the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garment. – Joel 2:12-13 2024 — Leap Year brings two significant days in the month of February. One, of course, is the extra...

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