God created us.
He created us in his image and likeness.
God is life; God is love.
God is life within Himself in the life of the Trinity.
God created us.
To celebrate this feast of St Paul of the Cross with you
is to share deeply in your rich heritage.Read More
We know that every Mass is worth as much as the sacrifice of our Lord’s life, suffering and death, and so we too are invited, even empty handed and hungry to sit down and eat not only with the Lord, but of the Lord. He is our Good Shepherd who provides abundantly and leads us by safe paths to be with Him all the days of our lives.Read More
We Christians hear the exhortation to go out and proclaim the good news. I have asked myself many times, “What is the Good News of Jesus Christ that I would like to proclaim?” As a happy new Catholic who just entered the Church this last Easter Vigil, the best news I have heard in my entire life and that I wish to proclaim is that Jesus is present to us always in the Blessed Sacrament!Read More
The complaining disciples of John, remind us how easy it is to come to conclusions about someone and to feel jealousy when we think the other one is getting something that we might deserve. But in his humility, John was making the way for Christ and his joy was complete. John was the best man, Jesus was the groom and the Church, his mystical body born from his side, would be his bride.Read More
we have all heard that we are to love God with our whole heart and to love our neighbors as ourselves. But how do we go about this? He is calling each of us to look deep inside ourselves to ask ourselves who we are. And so we must. We will find things we like about ourselves, and some things we would rather not bring to the surface.Read More
I have had many great teachers in the school of silence especially since I've been coming to this Monastery. One of those teachers was my now deceased sister-in-law and Passionist Oblate Judy Roby. During Judy's journey with breast cancer she told me that being a Passionist Oblate, and being with the nuns here at this Monastery had prepared her for her final journey.Read More
“This place is holy,
it is good to be here.”
an aura rests upon it,
a rarified sense of ‘other.’
There are no outsiders with God. While I am not post-abortive, I was called by our Sorrowful Mother to pray for healing for post-abortive women, then later to an active role of ministry with Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats. I have witnessed the mighty hand of God restore dignity and hope to those who thought of themselves as outsiders not worthy of God’s mercy or deserving of new life.Read More
Why should anyone even think that praying is a battle? Isn’t praying about communicating with God, and or with the saints? Why would there be a battle? Prayer is a battle against our own wounded nature, the distractions of the world, and Satan. We rely on God to help us pray. A loving perseverance, firm in the hope of our salvation, is essential.Read More
Trees of grace
wisdom peers from the cave,
into the vastness of the desert.
All things are recapitulated in Christ. All things become one in Him. All things are made new. All through the power of His cross. Time and eternity are juxtaposed in the prayer. Each entity is a pair. There are like verbal crosses. They number five as the wounds of Christ.Read More
"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."
"Pater, in manus tuas, commendo spiritum meum."
today I came to the Liturgy.
My feelings were twirling, my thoughts tumbling.Read More
"At the ninth hour Jesus called out in a loud voice: It is finished. His head dropped forward and He died."
"It is finished."
The search was long,
The hunger was deep,
an agony.Read More
I found your word,
in a poem, in a letter…
in the song of a bird,
in the chatter of a squirrel…Read More
Loving Spirit of God,
sometimes my soul is in celebration,
in music, in song. There is an excitement.
From Your providence, Loving Spirit,
there comes forth a word,Read More
Loving Spirit of God,
You continually invite me to
the Table of the Word.
It is an invitation
to eat frequently..
As the stream can never run dry,
neither is your word
completely consumed by the eating.Read More
When I found your words,
I devoured them;
they became my joy
and the happiness of my heart’
because I bore your name.
O Lord, God of host.Read More