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Sr. Maria gets a prank phone call?

By | 2017-12-06T15:27:11+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

Yesterday I went to visit my friend Meredith, who lives in the poorest town of the poorest county in Ohio. She took me into her kitchen, and I noticed how it was colder in the house than it was outside, as she never has heat on through the day, but can only afford it at night. [...]

Human Love

By | 2017-11-26T16:24:52+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

We all long for human love when we are suffering. It's a natural desire of the heart, especially when so many other consolations recede into the background. I think of that beautiful scene at the end of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Return of the King, where Frodo and Sam, in the heart of the [...]

Deliver me Jesus

By | 2017-11-14T23:33:46+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

A good friend of mine who is a Benedictine priest, recently gave a homily about Purgatory that has stayed on my mind. In order to illustrate the love and mercy inherent in the opportunity and purification of Purgatory, he told a story of something that took place a couple years ago while he was doing some [...]

A Prayer for filling and emptying

By | 2017-10-28T16:17:14+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

"O Breath of the Almighty, breathe Your life into my soul, that I may be animated only by You. O Comforter, grant me Your consolation, that I may comfort those around me. O Power of the Highest, grant me Your strength, that I may lift others who are weak and frail. O Spirit of Grace, grant [...]

Fatima and the Rosary

By | 2017-10-16T12:48:25+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the holy rosary.” There are many problems in the world, as well as in our country, our diocese, our parishes, and our families. Each of us also has personal problems and burdens we carry. Some [...]

The Story of Jimmy’s Egg

By | 2017-10-16T12:42:22+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

I was recently on a pilgrimage in Poland, where the message of Divine Mercy was given. While having mass near the convent where St. Faustina lived, the priest leading the pilgrimage told this story from his childhood: When he was in gradeschool, he was small for his age, and often the bigger boys in the class [...]

A “veiled” message from Jesus

By | 2017-10-09T11:23:40+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

"Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.” Luke 8:9 The other day this line struck me as a rather un-Jesus-like statement. Why would He not want [...]

The Potential of Every Woman

By | 2017-09-27T15:17:26+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Contemplation, Newsletter Articles|

Today I thought I would offer a few thoughts I’ve been having on the potential of every woman. My own reflection on the topic was recently inspired by something I read from a woman who is someone I look up to as a role model. But before I share the quote from her that brought my [...]

An Irish Priest in Ohio

By | 2017-09-12T15:35:09+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

This summer, we thoroughly enjoyed the visit of a charming Irish priest. He is in his 80s and was visiting the country for a few weeks. He joined us for 4 days as a retreat. He kept us inspired and amused the whole time. His joy was contagious; his accent was fun to listen to; his [...]

Fatima: A Message of Peace

By | 2017-09-11T15:21:54+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Contemplation, Marian, Newsletter Articles|

In 1917, World War I—called “the war to end all wars”—was raging. The Holy Father at the time, Pope Benedict XV, decided to pray a novena to the Queen of Peace, asking her to intercede for an end to the war. He began this novena on May 5. On May 13th, 1917, the eighth day of [...]