Remember the Holocaust…

Today and tomorrow, until sundown, we are asked to remember the Holocaust. Do we remember the souls lost forever? Do we recall the inhumane torture and suffering of all captured, imprisoned, separated from loved ones? Do we remember the propaganda used to dehumanize our fellow human beings? Do we remember the lack of compassion, the desire to not become involved ‘in their war’? Do we…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Memories

For most children the best part of December is putting up their Christmas trees and decorating it with lights and ornaments, garland and tinsel. In my family we had what I can only term a Christmas Tree Weekend.  On the second Saturday of December, we would get up early, my husband would make pancakes and bacon, and then we would pile our four children into…

Advent Prayer for Week One

Please enjoy this prayer as we head into the first week of Advent. ADVENT PRAYER Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, guide us as we begin the season of Advent. For those who have so much to do let us find quiet moments to hear your voice in sacred scripture. For those who are anxious and worried let us look forward…

Emails and Me

Email can be a powerful tool for communication, or a major distraction.  As a person who has over 300 unread emails in her “daily” mailbox I personally consider emails a burdensome necessity to everyday life.  Scanning the new arrivals I quickly open those of importance and glide right past the ones marked with “fwd” or “hi” or “just seeing how you are”…BUSY, I think to…

I Agree With Peter

Today’s Lenten reflection concerned the one saint who I feel bests understands the human condition…St. Peter!  He felt all the human weaknesses, and often expressed himself in ways that I can readily understand.  He was tired so he slept,  even though Our Lord asked him to stay awake.  He was scared of being singled out, so he denied knowing the Son of God.  He was…

Lent – A Time to Transfigure Our Lives

While visiting my parent’s church this weekend in Massachusetts their parish priest said something that truly made me stop and reconsider why my faith is so important to me. Father Mullen of St. Brendan‘s, Bellingham MA commented that those with a grasp of their faith are happy people. And he is right. I am basically a happy person, and to be honest, my family is…

Tuesday’s Temptations

Everyone has some character flaw they need to work on, and since Lent is the perfect time for attempting correction, on every TUES. of Lent remember this acronym:   “Try To Understand Everyone’s Side. Left/Right, Conservative/Liberal, Wife/Husband, Parent/Child, Parent/teen, Man/Woman … take the time to truly listen when a person may disagree with something you believe.  Only then can we engage them in a conversation. You do not have to agree…

Monday Morning Mantra

                                           Photograph by Iook Galeria/Aurora Photos Sunday’s reading of the devil tempting Jesus in the desert brought to mind all the times the devil’s work is made easier by choices made. When we ignore God‘s Commandments, every time we conveniently forget Jesus’s teaching, we make…