This week we are reflecting on planting and growing, and the ability of the Divine Word. During this Pandemic I began a garden with my father. It was an exciting experience to see the growth of new life. After we started the seeds in the house the small delicate plants were transferred to pots outside. … Continue reading Let the Divine Word take root in your heart! ¡ Deja que el Verbo Divino sea sembrado en tu Corazon!
We gather as a nation to recall the Independence of the US Colonies from England. This is what July 4th honors. That we would be a nation that is not ruled by outside powers, but we as a people would rule ourselves. As we celebrate with fireworks, and gatherings and cookouts, we also recall … Continue reading Inter-dependence, We need Each Other!
As I reflect on the scriptures and the context of our world, nation and society, there is a clear message for us. I recall the words of Sr. Thea Bowman, “Today we are called to walk together in a new way as we celebrate who we are and whose we are.” thea bowman, o.s.f. In … Continue reading Lose Your Life for others, be a Blessing to one another!
This weekend as we return to Ordinary Time, we celebrate and honor our Fathers. I would like us to reflect on and encourage our Fathers to be Men of God that Make a Difference. Fathers Day and Juneteenth weekend are opportunities for us to see in our men a call for them to be prophetic … Continue reading Men of God make a difference!
This week we celebrate Real food for our Journey. This is the familiar feast of our Catholic Faith. When we celebrate Corpus Christi Sunday, it brings back fond memories of the smells and bells. Eucharistic 40 hour devotions and adoration to great Eucharistic processions. There are memories of the beautiful canopies, the monstrance … Continue reading Real Food for Your Journey,
God is Trinity, Three in One. The great mystery of the Holy Trinity seems difficult to fully understand. God is One God yet three distinct persons. In celebrating the Trinity, I'd like to reflect on this great union of love. God sending forth the Spirit through the Son. The Blessed Trinity … Continue reading The Holy Trinity – It’s All About Love!
This week we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The coming of the Advocate promised by Jesus is a celebration of the birth of the Church. This Solemnity must be transformative and a reaffirmation of the ability of God's Spirit to transform our world. We need the Holy Spirit to help us … Continue reading Power For Transforming our World, Give Witness to the Kingdom of God!
Mother Josepha Hendrina Stenmanns Blessed Josepha was born on 28 May 1852, in Issum, Germany, the eldest of seven children. Even as a child she was concerned for the poor and suffering whom she visited with her mother. After leaving school, she contributed to the family income through her work as a silk weaver. At … Continue reading Prepare For Pentecost Pray the Prayer of Blessed Josepha Stenmanns SS.Ps COME HOLY SPIRIT!
Celebrating the Solemnity of the Ascension is a reminder that we've got work to do. Parting of loved ones and friends is never easy. The Apostles and followers of Jesus found themselves wondering "what do we do now?" After Jesus' resurrection he continued to teach them and be present to them over … Continue reading Let’s Get to Work! ¡Vamos a Trabajar!
Christ is the Reason for our Hope! In a time like no other we need to hear a word of Hope, and proclaim that hope in and over our lives. This week now the sixth of the Easter Season, we turn to Peters first letter when he encourages the Church to “Sanctify Christ”, that is … Continue reading