Personal Reflection

Who’s Your Mother?

I had a conversation the other day with my very wise, almost 95 year old, friend John. A devout Catholic, John has for decades inspired and taught me some of the most valuable lessons I have learned about our beautiful Catholic faith and life. I had stopped in for a short visit, and he insisted that I stay for a few minutes to chat. I am glad I did. John posed a very probing question to me – “Who are you closest to?”. I immediately answered “My family and a few of my inner circle of girlfriends”. John then challenged my answer and proceeded to suggest that as a Catholic there was a better answer to that question. “Well, I am working on being closest to Jesus”, I sheepishly responded. John replied that I was getting there, but was still not quite there. Stumped, I asked him to explain...[Read More]

Your Heart is My Home

The family of the Holy Trinity desires that we create a spiritual home within our hearts where They may abide. What comfort and joy this brings to our troubled souls to know that we have a true home deep within us that as St. Catherine of Siena said we are to carry with us always. Wherever we may go, whatever the atmosphere we must live in, we can always be at home with Jesus.

Remembering Who I Am

Into the lonely night I walk, searching for love unknown. The night, like wool, surrounds the silence of this moment. Tears unshed, fill up in me and slowly overflow. I long for love to hold me and stop the aching emptiness. Sadness vibrates inside my head, just behind my brow, It radiates down my being and trembles out of me. I look for home, but remain outside, as others near their hearth. The night is cold and dank and deep, it steals the breath from me. In quiet I am passed by, unnoticed, and discarded. Time ticks away my life and love and day by day is lost. Can you see my struggle and reach a hand to me? Can you sit a while with me, that I might know compassion? Is there a love for me out there, I wonder night and day? Is there a joy for me inside this broken, beating heart? Where are ...[Read More]

His Gaze Heals Me

In His amazing, gentle way, He begins His saving work by inviting me to simply be with Him; to sit with Him and let Him look at me.

Christ’s Hidden Wounds

Laura shares The Five Wounds of Christ. The Wounds in each of His hands, His feet, and the Wound in His Side. Laura has contemplated His physical wounds and prayed to unite my suffering with His.

Do I Know What I am Signing Up For?

The Four Pillars of Marriage explains that Catholic marriages need to be based on a free, total, faithful and fruitful commitment of love

I Wasn’t Calling Him But He Was There

Heather shares how there are numerous pathways into a relationship with God who is always present along our journey.

My Journey Home

Draw me in your footsteps, be my protection, my strength and my way. You are bringing me home, home to You and with you.

Mercy for our Misery, Pity for our Pit

Marian shares a powerful perspective shift on our suffering, miseries, and emptying out, based on the life of St Therese the Little Flower.

The Bold Choice to Believe

Anxiety, worry and other deceptions of the enemy will not stand in the face of God's Truths! De reminds us of the power of speaking Truth out loud, especially in difficult moments.

Made New, Memory by Memory

De reflects on how the knowledge that the Holy Spirit is alive and active within us, gives us a new lens through which to understand old situations.

The Light Has Come

Laura Ercolino writes about suffering and sorrow during this season expected to be filled with joy and celebration. She reminds us that the Light has come.