Thoughts on Corpus Christi

************This is the reflection I shared this weekend with my Lay Dominican group, the Mary Magdalene Chapter, which meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church on the campus of Purdue University.************** When I realized that my assigned month for doing the reflection would fall on the weekend of Corpus Christi I was so excited. I thought

Lent Begins Again

It’s late on Ash Wednesday.  My mind is racing far too much for this time of night, but that’s not unusual.  I have always been a night owl.  Before I sit down for Night Prayer (Compline) I decided I needed to write just a bit. I have quite the Lenten to-do list this year, so

He Makes All Things New

How many people take five days to write a New Year’s post?  At least one, apparently.  It has been bitterly cold here in central Illinois all week, along with most of the country.  I have been hibernating in my home office, completing 2017 Christmas cards (it IS still Christmas!) and prepping for a 12th Day

Brief thoughts for a Brief Week of Advent!

The Liturgical Calendar is interesting this year, with Christmas falling on a Monday.  Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, but we will be in Christmastime by nightfall!  I think it is a bit ironic, since I was feeling unprepared for Advent, let alone Christmas this year.  But it almost feels like a reminder that

Are You Ready for Him?

Yesterday, I shared this reflection at my Lay Dominican meeting.  After a few tweaks, I thought I’d share it here, too! ***************************************************** In the Gospel passage for this weekend, we hear Jesus telling us to be watchful, to keep our eyes open. Jesus issues this directive many times throughout the Gospels. It is very clear

In everything…

It’s a chilly, damp Wednesday and my to-do list is far longer than I would like it to be.  Mostly because I all but ignored it yesterday.  Fatigue and arthritic pain have a way of putting a halt to my days.  I tried upbeat music, some Netflix…sigh.  It’s just one of those days. But even

Always Thankful

Remember when I said I was going to do one of these posts every Wednesday this month?  Oh well… this turned into something different than originally planned, and is finally being completed.  But hopefully, it will touch you in some way. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am continuing to keep myself focused on the

A Season of Gratitude

It’s November 1st…All Saints Day!  Bruce and I went to Mass this morning at Holy Family Church here in Danville, since it worked best with his work schedule.  Beautiful hymns, beloved Scripture passages, heartfelt prayers, and even first class relics of some amazing Saints made it a wonderful way to start our day.  I truly