Celebrating Mary Magdalene

Jesus chose a woman, Mary Magdalene, to be the first to see him after his resurrection and the one to announce this good news to his other disciples. St. Thomas Aquinas recognized Mary’s unique role and named her “the apostle to the apostles.” Pope Francis elevated Mary’s feast day, July 22, to the status ofContinue reading “Celebrating Mary Magdalene”

Live simply. Live prayerfully. Live in peace.

Living Like Francis Today puts you in touch with the God of love and mercy Pope Francis wants us to know.  Each of the six short chapters begins and ends with a simple prayer from scripture or from the writing of St. Francis.  Short reflections invite you to apply the themes in your own life. ReadContinue reading “Live simply. Live prayerfully. Live in peace.”

Gospel Reflection for June 19, 2022 – Feast of the Blood and Body of Christ

Sunday Readings: Sunday Readings: Genesis 14.18-20, 1 Corinthians 11.23-26, Luke 9.11-17 Jesus spoke to the crowds of the reign of God, and he healed all who were in need of healing. As sunset approached, the twelve came to him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go into the villages and farms inContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 19, 2022 – Feast of the Blood and Body of Christ”

Pray with the Women of Luke!

Meet, reflect, and pray with the women of Luke’s gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, inspiring women of faith, disciples who follow Jesus from the first, whose tables become house churches. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar collaborate to bring you the women’s stories in word and art. This book is ideal for sharing in smallContinue reading “Pray with the Women of Luke!”

Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Pentecost

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.1-11; 1 Corinthians 12.3-7,12-13; John 20.19-23 It was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” After this, he showedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Pentecost”

Gospel Reflection for May 29, 2022 – Feast of the Ascension

Scripture Readings: Acts 1.111; Ephesians 1.17-23; Luke 24.46-53 Jesus spoke to his disciples, saying, Thus it is written that the messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance and forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 29, 2022 – Feast of the Ascension”

Gospel Reflection for May 22, 2022 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 15.1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21.10-14, 22-23; John 14.23-29 These things I have told you while I am still with you. The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and help you remember all that I told you. Peace I leave to you. My peaceContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 22, 2022 – 6th Sunday of Easter”

Holy Women Mother’s Day Gifts

We hear from our customers that our Holy Women books make a wonderful gift. If you need a thoughtful gift for your mother or wife or other important women in your life, we make you this special offer. If we receive your order by next Monday, May 2, we will send you, via first class mail, a copy of HolyContinue reading “Holy Women Mother’s Day Gifts”

Happy Easter!

Treat yourself and those you love to all seven weeks of Easter. Share these prayers so everyone can print these two colorful pages for their home or office. Carry the prayer mantra in your pocket or purse to keep your heart happy and at peace. Or, put our website address — goodgroundpress.com — on your parish website or inContinue reading “Happy Easter!”

Gospel Reflection for April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday

Sunday Readings: Acts 10.34, 37-43, Colossians 3.1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5.6-8, John 20.1-9, (10-18) Mary Magdalene stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb. She saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other atContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday”