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.
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. As a happy Catholic convert, 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.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. As I have prayed and ministered to post-abortive women, 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.
"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,
I found your word,
in a poem, in a letter…
in the song of a bird,
in the chatter of a squirrel…
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,
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.
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 hosts.