Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

Prayer of St. Francis Make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred let me bring your love; Where there is injury your pardon, Lord; And where there’s doubt true faith in you. Oh, Master grant that I may never seek So much to be consoled as to console; To be understood as […]

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Musings On Gregorian Chant

Recently I read a post which expressed a deep longing for a return to past Catholic rituals — one being Gregorian chant. I agreed and realized I had come full circle as long before I came to God, or the Catholic faith, I loved listening to Gregorian Chants. Like many other people in the 90’s […]

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Helloooo God? Can You Hear Me Now?

At breakfast yesterday I told my children to say a prayer for their grandfather who is in the hospital after stubbornly deciding to tile Nana’s backyard patio all by himself. I said, “Kids, pray really hard for Papa.” They proceeded to clasp their little hands together in a super tight grasp and through clenched teeth […]

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Have Need Will Follow

One of my greatest challenges as a “baby Catholic” is to have the courage to proclaim my faith. It isn’t easy for me as I feel somewhat like a hypocrite after so many years spent looking down on people who “needed” religion. I used to see it all as a sort of hocus-pocus brain washing […]

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Prayer Service by John Henry Cardinal Newman

I often hear talk about one’s “mission in life”. It seems very important that I somehow “find my calling” or “follow my bliss”. I am deeply worried about this and a little miffed because first, this is a lot to live up to. Second, how do I find “my calling” and once I do what […]

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