Where Miracles Happen
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Such is the prayer of the author of Psalm 13. It is our prayer. Paradoxically, or tragically, it has taken a pandemic to distract us from the most recent abuse crisis in the Church. It’s just one thing after another. How long, Lord? Even as I am preparing this reflection, State Governors and city mayors all over the Nation are speaking of a ‘crisis of dramatic proportions which will increase over the next few days.’ Governor Cuomo of NY has said that ‘we are not out of the woods yet because we have yet to enter the woods.’ The prospects are not rosy and there is much reason for fear and anxiety. My heart and prayers go out in a special way to those who are distressed and anxious for themselves and their loved ones. As we struggle with how to handle the abrupt interruption to our lives and the uncertainty that COVID 19 has leashed upon us, we may find ourselves in the anxious situation of trying to decide ‘what to do?’ To paraphrase the individual in the Lord’s parable of the Rich Fool in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 12: 13-21): “I know what I will do! I will stockpile toilet paper and water and sanitizer and peanut butter and oh yes, don’t forget the ammo.” Some are now hoarding the drug Hydroxychloroquine. Just type in ‘hydro’, Google will do the rest for you. To all those impelled to hoard, at the expense of others, the Lord answers with these simple and laconic words: “You fool.” Now, let’s rephrase the question from “what am I to do?” to “whom shall we go?” In recent days, we have all undoubtedly been bombarded with videos or other forms of social media regarding one aspect or another of the present crisis,…Read More
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The Prayer of the Church
Those of you whom have been participating in our retreats over the past few years know that we have incorporated the Liturgy of the Hours into specific prayer times. A few people have expressed surprise when I said that ‘after the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours is the most important public prayer of the Church.’ Note the word public. In Church life and lingo, something is public when it is done in the name of and on behalf of the Church. It makes no difference if you pray the LOH alone, as your parish priest mostly does, or with…Read More
Light A Virtual Candle
We invite you to light a candle so we may offer our prayers for your intentions. Your request will be posted on our website. Let us keep in mind these words from Scripture, "the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." Christ is our light and together in this symbolic way may be "His light" of hope and remembrance for those we love.
Give us This Day
In the past Liturgical Press was able to offer samples of Give us This Day for our retreat center. They are currently offering us a digital format for the months of April and May through the following link.
Reflections from Within
Going to God in prayer repeatedly throughout the day is not just asking….”Prayer Is putting ourselves in the Hands of God, at His disposition and listening in the depths of our hearts”! He provides Wisdom, Understanding and Truth…shedding His abundant light into the darkness of our world. Spending time WITH Jesus provides the Peace and…Read More
Our dependence on God is directly related to our TRUST IN Him! As we face challenges and difficulties in life – Go to God first and foremost for Guidance, Wisdom and Perseverance! LEAN on Him -rather than striking out and going our “own way” ! Jesus tells us we must take up our cross and FOLLOW…Read More
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