Personal Reflection

A Meditation on the Sacred Heart

Sara takes us through a beautiful visual meditation on the 'Divine Mercy, Sacred Heart of Jesus' painting by Terezia Sedlakova.

Dazzling Femininity

“There came a time when I truly recognized the genius of woman and, as it were, was dazzled by it’s light.” – St. John Paul the Great Just recently, I came across this quote from Saint John Paul the Great in a footnote to his teaching titled “Meditation on Givenness”. My immediate response was, “Whoa! I just love this man!” And then I thought, “How have I never seen this amazing quote before?” After meditating on his beautiful words for a few days, I have to say that my initial responses still hold true and my further reflections are not much more profound.  I can best describe my understanding of what St. John Paul II calls “the feminine genius” with the spousal love analogy. A woman’s body is the visible sign of her feminine genius and her heart. Her body is designed to be open and...[Read More]

The Symphony That Silences

I have heard my Lord calling to me in the night, His voice tender and sweet. The voice of my Beloved is music, healing balm, to my broken heart. And my soul cannot help but to sing a song of love and thanksgiving in reply. The prayers of the Rosary and The Song of Songs are the lyrics of our love song. I have also heard the whispered hissing and incessant manipulative chatter of the evil spirits. The demons want only to tear me away from my Beloved and they know that it is in hearing His harmonious soothing song that I am drawn ever closer to His Heart. They utter words that entice me to doubt who my Lord has said I am and the everlasting unconditional love He has professed to me. “Who do you think you are? Why would the Lord of Creation love you? You are nothing. You matter to no one. You...[Read More]

Seek Me Where I May Be Found

As I draw Him into my daily life through prayer, sacramentals, the Sacraments, reading the Scriptures, and offering all my daily trials and joys to Him through Mary, WE, Christ and I, are walking together.

Heart speaks to Heart

This I know to be true: Jesus desires a relationship with me even more than I desire one with Him. I also know that the foundation of all relationships is frequent honest communication; speaking and listening heart to heart. My relationship with my Lord must be no different than any of my other relationships. In fact, I realize now that how Jesus and I communicate, (speaking, listening, and sitting together in silence) needs to be my model for how I communicate with everyone. Honest communication with my Lord means I am safe to share all my thoughts, emotions, desires, and fears. Jesus longs for me to talk to Him about every detail of my life including my inner self-talk and painful emotions. He can even patiently listen to me tell Him that I am angry with Him, that I don’t understand Him,...[Read More]

The Ever-Present Canvas of God

Laura reflects on the creativity of our Divine Artist and the mindful choice we make to pause and receive the gift of beauty.