The Summer day

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver Who made the world?Who made the swan, and the black bear?Who made the grasshopper?This grasshopper, I mean–the one who has flung herself out of the grass,the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down–who is gazingContinue reading “The Summer day”

Reflect with St. Francis about God, Earth, and your own heart.

Living Like Francis Today invites both individuals and small groups to explore six Franciscan themes — living simply, humbly, prayerfully, lovingly, with care for creation, and at peace. This small 60-page book combines the teaching and prayers of St. Francis with gospel stories and reflection suggestions. A bargain at just $5.50. Read a sample chapter. Order online at goodgroundpress.com orContinue reading “Reflect with St. Francis about God, Earth, and your own heart.”

Nourish your spirit

Summer is near. Hammocks sag with cocooning readers. Bring a Holy Women book along to your favorite reading place. Discover in art, scholarship, reflection, and prayer each gospel woman’s significance. View sample pages of Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel and Holy Women, Full of Grace. Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call 800-232-5533. We have orders in the mail the nextContinue reading “Nourish your spirit”

Give your teen the gift of prayer — SPIRIT 4 Teens

The Spirit Prayer Journal contains classic prayers from scripture and other religious traditions. Plenty of room and inspiration for journaling on all life’s big questions. Give your teens these journals to record their feelings and hopes during our time sheltering in place. View sample prayers at goodgroundpress.com. You can order online or by calling 800-232-5533.Continue reading “Give your teen the gift of prayer — SPIRIT 4 Teens”

Host a Passover Meal Online

The meal Jesus shares with his disciples the night before he dies celebrates Passover, a feast remembering Israel’s escape from slavery in Egypt and journey to freedom in the Promised Land. In the Christian tradition the Holy Thursday Eucharist we share celebrates Jesus’ gift of himself to us and his model of service in washingContinue reading “Host a Passover Meal Online”

Joseph of dreams, be with us

When Joseph didn’t know what to do about his pregnant fiancée, he slept on it. In his dreams, an angel eased his doubt and gave him courage to act. Pray to Joseph today to fill your heart with hope and with the willingness to see God at work where you never imagined. Joseph is patronContinue reading “Joseph of dreams, be with us”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16, enslaved until he was 22, became a priest (not one his bishop appreciated much), and was sent to wild and untamed Ireland to witness to the Gospel. Many of us find a home in the Catholic Church because of Patrick. Pray his breastplate prayer below to celebrate hisContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”