Harmony

I was lucky to have a mother who never stopped teaching, even on a shopping trip. – S. Joan “Now stay on the second note when I go up,” mother coached me. So for the 50 miles to St. Cloud in the car we kept singing, mother repeating, “When it’s spring time in the Rockies…”Continue reading “Harmony”

Friday Autumn Poem

This poem was first sent to me by a dear friend, Mary Gormley Frenza. For years, we sent it to each other every autumn. This year it goes to all of you. May the harmony of leaf and flower be your companion today. APOLOGY TO MY NEIGHBORS IN AUTUMN In these still days far lovelierContinue reading “Friday Autumn Poem”

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”

High Sierra Moment

High Sierra Moment The Toheemeanders a meadowhome in its grassesto purple perstemmen,blue lupin, orange puccoon,yellow-eyed daisies mirrors at its wide bendgray granite mountains,tamed by distancebut exacting rigorfor every step higherevery broader view I watchthe mountain water flow—so incredibly clear,lucid almost,as consciousas purpose grasped,as transparentas every brown, beige, taupe, copper, ivorypebble in its deep andslip silentlyinexorablyContinue reading “High Sierra Moment”

Gospel Reflection for February 16, 2020, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Sirach 15.15-20; 1 Corinthians 2.6-10; Matthew 5.17-37 “Do not think I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill them.” – Matthew 5.17 Jesus reflects on Israel’s laws in Sunday’s gospel by inviting us to assess our inner attitudes. The fifth commandment says “You shall not kill.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 16, 2020, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time”

4 ways to be ready for Lent!

1. The Lent/Easter issues of Sunday by Sunday. Nothing beats sharing the Gospel message with friends and family, especially during Lent. Our special price for the eight Lent/Easter issues is only $4.00 per person. To order call Lacy at 800-232-5533 or order online. We will ship them out the next day.   2. Download this cross from our FreeContinue reading “4 ways to be ready for Lent!”

Ash Wednesday is February 26th

Are you looking for a way to make this Lent transforming? Let the gospel lead you to Easter newness. Sunday by Sunday makes reflecting on the Sunday gospels easy. You can receive all eight issues in our Lent unit for just $4.00 a person. Gather a group of friends or fellow parishioners to reflect together.Continue reading “Ash Wednesday is February 26th”