Catholic Way of Life: Lively Faith

the Theology of Weeds

As I was pulling up weeds, doing a little pruning and planting pots of annuals, I thought about all of the spiritual lessons I have learned over the years in the garden.  Weeds have taught me a lot.

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Come Holy Spirit!

This Sunday is Pentecost, the great celebration of the Church when we “remember” the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles 50 days after Easter as they were huddled in the Upper Room.  I think a close look at the prayers for Mass makes clear that we are “remembering” in the Biblical sense of the word.

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A Prayer to Begin Holy Week

A Prayer to Begin Holy Week

“Lord Jesus, as we enter into Holy Week once again, I come before you to renew my love and gratitude, and to ask you to open my heart to all the special graces that this week contains. . . .

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Grateful and Blessed by RCIA

As we enter both into Lent and into these last weeks of winter, there can be a weariness in our spirits.  We long for the signs of new life that come with the Spring and we long for the celebration of the Resurrection at Easter. 

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Ordinary Time is Not Ordinary

When we move from Christmas or Easter back into Ordinary Time, the return of green vestments and green adornments on the altar always calls to mind the song my youngest son learned at Catechesis of the Good Shepherd about the liturgical calendar.  In it, the kids sang, “green is for the growing time.” 

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Happy New Year!

Not surprisingly, science confirms what we know as Christians to be true:  gratitude is a virtue, a good habit, that if cultivated over time, makes us happier, healthier and, we might add, holier.

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Living this Catholic Way of Life

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Stewardship – Why bother?

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