#WorthRevisit: Back to School Evangelization

Dusting things off here, and what better way to do that then to link up with #WorthRevisit posts!  This way, I don’t have to write anything new tonight…yay!  This post was originally posted on September 11, 2016 and I felt it was timely for today.  I will be linking up on Reconciled to You and Theology […]

150 Years of Faith & Family

  This past Sunday, Bruce and I attended a wonderful celebration:  the Sesquicentennial of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockville Indiana.  Bruce was born in Belleville, IL but his family moved to Indiana when he was very young.  His family eventually settled in Rockville, among the beautiful rolling hills and famous covered bridges of Parke […]

A Mission from God

Last week, I was blessed to attend the annual Heartbeat International Conference, held in Chicago.  The theme was “On a Mission from God,” inspired by the classic 1980 film “The Blues Brothers.”  We all received dark sunglasses for fun, and I swear I saw Elwood greeting people at the door! I attended many of these […]

Alleluia! He is Risen!

The celebration of Easter begins, for our home, with the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday night.  In the early years of the Church, Christians would read the story of our salvation, sing psalms, and pray from sunset until sunrise.  In our modern day, we just gather for about three hours!  Scripture passages include the story […]

Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection

I read the following reflection at my Lay Dominican meeting this weekend. (St. Mary Magdalene Chapter, St. Albert the Great Province)  We take turns sharing reflections, usually using the Sunday Gospel reading. ********************* This weekend, the Church will once again hear the remarkable Gospel passage of Lazarus being raised from the dead.  This miracle is […]

#MondayMercy: Ransom the Captive

As  I pondered which work of mercy I wanted to look at this week, I finally settled on this one:  Ransom the Captive.  It is an interesting concept in our time.  When I hear the word “ransom” I think of kidnappers demanding money from parents.  When I hear “captive,” I think of hostages in a […]

The Blood of Martyrs

This morning I was shocked and saddened to read of the brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel, a Catholic priest in France.  Father Hamel was assisting at a small rural parish while the pastor was on vacation.  While saying Mass, Islamic terrorists entered the Church, forced him to his knees, and slit his throat reportedly […]

A Different Kind of #WorthRevisit

Generally, when I participate in the #WorthRevisit Link-Up, I am posting something I wrote before; thus the revisit concept.  Then I share it with the Reconciled to You and Theology is a Verb blogs.  It’s been a great way for me to “meet” other writers and speakers who enjoy sharing their faith.  But today, I have […]

#WorthRevisit: Always a Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, I am posting this for the #WorthRevisit link-up on Reconciled to You. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s reading this, especially to my own mom, Kathleen, who gave me, and continues to give me life and love. ************************************************************* Twenty-one years ago, I celebrated Mother’s Day for the first […]