(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "Most of the failure of good people in the discharge of their duty come to pass because they do not keep themselves sufficiently in the Presence of God." – St. Francis de Sales

Friday, January 19, 2018

Before This Day Ends

Today is a good time to recall that Herod feared and hated the infant King of the Jews so much, he ordered the execution of all male children around Jesus’ age in the vicinity of Bethlehem (Mt 2:13-18). He wanted to prevent Jesus’ kingship – but that he was powerless to accomplish. 

How horrible it had to have been where mother after mother had their child ripped out from their arms and murdered in their sight. There was nothing these women could do to stop it

The slaughter of innocents began by Herod has not ended. It has just taken another form – the millions of children brutally killed in their mother’s wombs through abortion. 

Where is the outrage? Why the silence? Why have we not stopped these atrocities?

Speak up against the evil of abortion.  Save lives and souls.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Podcast - Perspective Is Everything

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At first glance, some things just do not seem fair. Take for example the parable of the laborers in the vineyard in chapter 20 of Matthew's Gospel - the last got paid as much as those who worked all day. 

Maybe it is time to take another look from a different perspective. Listen here.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Worth Revisiting - Praying With Your Eyes

Thank you Allison Gingras and Elizabeth Riordan for another opportunity to re-publish our favorite posts on Worth Revisiting.

Go there now and be nourished spiritually. Be sure to visit Allison at Reconciled to You and Elizabeth at Theology Is A Verb during the rest of the week. You will be glad you stopped by.

Here is my contribution this week:

Praying With Your Eyes

(Originally posted May 14, 2011)

Sometimes as you drive around, you simply have to get out of your car and allow the beauty of God's creation stir your imagination and capture your heart  On those occasions, let your eyes prayerfully process the images God has placed before you. Be still! Gaze upon the work of His Hands! Be filled with awe, amazement and gratitude!




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As magnificient as these images may be, they are nothing in comparison to He Who awaits your visit:



Our Abandoned, Ignored and Forgotten Lord

Monday, January 15, 2018

Go To Him!


Monday Musings - A Glance Instead of Words


Eucharistic Reflection - Where Every Good Thought Is Conceived


“When I stand up to talk, people listen to me; they will follow what I have to say. Is it any power of mine? Of course not. St. Paul says, 'What have you that you have not received and you who have received, why do you glory as if you had not?' But the secret of my power is that I have never in fifty-five years missed spending an hour in the presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. That's where the power comes from. That's where sermons are born. That's where every good thought is conceived."


Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Podcast - Are You In Need of Pruning?

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We can all use some pruning from time to time. This is especially true for our spiritual lives. 

Learn more here.