The Word of God that is given to us this week is one of encouragement. This spirit of lifting up one another in Christ can be a source for the transformation of hearts and minds. Each of us is so deeply in need of Christ's action to mold and shape us to be more like … Continue reading Be Encouraged, Have the Attitude of Christ!
As we read the signs of the times, and all that is happening in our Church, our Nation and our World, now like none other we need to seek the Lord. As we turn to Isaiah 55 we find ourselves face to face with the truth of the God who loves us and directs our … Continue reading The Lord Cares For you, Seek Him!
A Time for Forgiveness a Time For Healing As we reflect this weekend on our faith and life in relationship to God's Word spoken to us, I am reminded that this is a time for forgiveness and healing. Nineteen Years ago today our nation was attacked, the horror of 911 inflicted a deep wound upon … Continue reading Let Go of Anger, Embrace Forgiveness!
She Ain't Heavy, She's my Sister We live in a time where seeing the genuine care and concern for one another is crucial. A deep and profound sense that we are working together for the good of each other. So often our society sends a message that we are independent, and all we need to … Continue reading Be My Brother & Sister’s Keeper.
As we come before our heavenly Father in these continued challenging times. It can be cause for despair and hopelessness. Often it seems that every step we take forward we step back three steps. I know I find myself wondering when will it ever end? Will it get better? will we come together? The violence, … Continue reading Be Prophetic, let the Word of God burn like fire in your heart!
Hoy es la fiesta universal de Santa Rosa de Lima, Patrona de América y Filipinas La Fiesta universal de Santa Rosa de Lima (1586-1617), patrona de Perú, América y las Filipinas, se celebra el 23 de agosto. Sin embargo, en el Perú, su país natal, su fiesta se celebra el 30 de agosto. La primera … Continue reading Rose Of Lima,
The times that we find ourselves leave us with many questions. We wonder how we approach the recognition, dignity and respect for all lives, while at the same time seeking justice and equality for those who have experienced so much hurt and disenfranchisement. Many find themselves questioning what steps to make in their lives and … Continue reading Who do you say that I Am? Speaking Truth to Power
This weekend is a special time for us here at St. Joseph. As we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother, we also pause to celebrate the life of our First Lady and my mother, Mrs. Joyce Brown. Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, we were unable to celebrate here life as … Continue reading “Oh Woman how Great is Your Faith!”
Today we are invited to listen with the ear of the heart. I would like to look at the context of what has taken place to better understand hearing God speak to us in silence and simplicity. Today we find God's Prophet at Mount Sinai, or Horeb after having slain the priests of the false … Continue reading “Listen with the ear of the Heart”,St Benedict “Take Courage Do not be afraid!”
As we read, reflect and seek ways to live God's word this week we are challenged to invite those who thirst to Come! To come freely and without price to the well spring of life. This invitation that we hear from Isaiah to come and drink, as well as the invitation of Christ to give … Continue reading Thirsty? Come! Hungry? Come!