Who is Jesus?

http://paddockparadise.net/hydrochlorothiazide I presented this reflectiion to my Lay Dominican group, the Mary Magdalene Chapter in West LaFayette IN. Due to social distancing, we met via conference call. I look forward to seeing my friends again soon! Who is Jesus? This is the principle question we must ask ourselves and those we love. Who is this Jesus

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Praying – from a Distance

my website What a bizarre week! The news of this current pandemic has now hit home; public Masses in our diocese have been suspended. This past Sunday, Bruce and I took a short road trip to Indiana to attend Mass, but it is likely they too will suspend Mass soon. We had planned on celebrating Confirmation for

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Peace & Healing

Last week, I attended the Annual Convention for the National Council of Catholic Women. I have been serving as President of our Peoria Diocesan Council since October of 2016. Over the years, I met many amazing women, including new friends made in Atlanta. There were many highlights, but one in particular stands out for many

99 Years & Counting!

This week, I am attending the annual convention of the National Council of Catholic Women. I have been serving on the Peoria Diocesan board since 2015; as President since 2016 (insert gasp!) Founded in 1920, NCCW has resources available for parishes across the country, and I am looking forward to meeting new friends and connecting

Love is in the Air!

Valentine’s Day fell on Thursday last week. Bruce and I originally talked about going out to lunch, since he is still working second shift. Alas, he had overtime, which meant he worked 11 am to 11 pm. No romantic lunch or dinner. Good thing we don’t need the fancy candles and music! But there were

2019: Recalculating

Last year was tough for me. Health wise, I struggled quite a bit. The physical pain, unfortunately, impacted my emotional health and stamina. I could barely motivate myself to get things done. And so, in this New Year, I am trying to find that motivation, that zeal for creativity again. Many people pray for a

Grateful for a Growing Family!

It’s November 1st…Happy All Saints Day!  I love this Solemnity and the time to recall all the wonderful saints who have gone before us.  While I think of some of my favorites – Saints Dominic & Catherine of Siena, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, our Blessed Mother Mary – I also think of the countless saints whose