The Coming of the Magi A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times weContinue reading “Epiphany Greetings!”
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Advent is right around the corner! Check out our Advent Resources page to download free resources for your parish, family, and friends, order Sunday by Sunday, or to participate in a free online Advent retreat focusing on the holy women of the Gospels.
Sister Joan has written five two-page summaries of the teaching of this extraordinary council. Click here to read and download this free online retreat. Find a friend to talk with. Or put a notice in your parish bulletin calling people together around this topic.
Two feast days of Gospel women are coming up in the next weeks. July 22 is the feast day of Mary Magdalene, first witness to Jesus’ resurrection. July 29 is the day that honors Martha of Bethany, sister of Mary and Lazarus. These women are pictured for you in Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel. MaryContinue reading “Important Feast Days Coming Up!”
Hildegard of Bingen: Patron saint of green and growing Hildegard was only five years old in 1098 when her parents brought her, their tenth child, to the monastery of St. Disibode. A holy woman named Jutta took the little girl in and taught her Latin and music so she could sing the psalms with the monksContinue reading “Tiny Retreat #2: Hildegard of Bingen”
Beginning next week, every Sunday Gospel until Advent is from the Gospel of Luke. For 23 consecutive Sundays we hear Luke’s stories and parables of forgiveness and healing. We experience Jesus standing up for the poor and forgotten, searching for the lost sheep, lost coin, lost souls. These powerful stories that feed our faith deserveContinue reading “Every Sunday Belongs To Luke”
The Pentecost sequence is one of the most beautiful poems in the liturgy. Remind yourself how close the Holy Spirit is to you — inside you, beside you, on your side — by praying a part of the sequence every day this week. You can download it here or click on the image below. YouContinue reading “Celebrate the Holy Spirit this week”
Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar have created a book celebrating the women of Luke’s Gospel. First among them is Mary of Nazareth, whose visit from the angel Gabriel we celebrate today. Click here to find the pages of prayer and reflection on Mary. The entire book, Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel, will be available inContinue reading “Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation”
Don’t let Lent 2019 go by without enriching the faith life of your parish, your friends, and yourself. Visit our Lent Resources page to check out FREE material ranging from retreats (for both adults and teens!) and prayers to daily activities and practices that you and your family can do throughout the season.