Simple Prayers

Praying can be intimidating because, well, God can be intimidating. If we have not established a regular prayer practice, that first prayer in a while can feel forced, awkward, inauthentic, or riddled with guilt. Whatever do we say to God? Where do we start? I usually start by remembering that prayer does not have toContinue reading “Simple Prayers”

Gospel Reflection for July 24, 2016, 17th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Genesis 18.20-32; Colossians 2.12-14; Luke 11.1-13 Jesus said, “Say this when you pray: Father, may you name be held holy; your kingdom come…” Jesus encourages us to pray for “the kingdom,” the vision he has for a just and loving society and world. To pray that God’s name be hallowed and that God’s kingdom comeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 24, 2016, 17th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Earthly Advice from Pope Francis

In his new encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis asks us to care for our common home, Earth. He says this will take both inner conversion and global action. Take a little time each day this week to consider what our sister Earth needs from you. The numbers in parentheses refer to paragraphs in the encyclical.Continue reading “Earthly Advice from Pope Francis”

Retreat: “… Advent is a time of darkness, of faith.”

The Advent Retreat invites you into the Sunday scripture readings that take us back in time before Jesus’ birth into the centuries of longing for the messiah, the prince of peace. Jump into any of the four reflections. Pause. Take time for a little solitude in the midst of the rush of December. Look forContinue reading “Retreat: “… Advent is a time of darkness, of faith.””