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One of the most important aspects of prayer is actually starting!  We need to open our hearts to God’s presence and really want to be with him.  Hopefully this little prayer …

I’d like to share with you a prayer I wrote, a window into what I think every seminarian carries in his heart.  So if you’d like to pray for all of …

Mother, as your month draws to a close, I’d like to take a few moments and share them exclusively with you.  I know there will be many moments in the …

Lord Jesus, maybe it’s a bit hard for me to pray directly to the Holy Spirit—I guess I’m not quite sure how to relate with him.  Yet I know he’s …

Holy Saturday.  The Word of God is silent.  So where are your words, your words that are spirit and life?  Today I feel abandoned, left to fend for myself in …

You know not the day nor the hour—that’s what I’ve heard you warn us.  In your parables, Lord, the bridegroom always arrives when everyone’s asleep.  And the master decides to …

My god was my belly, my motive self-love, O Lord.  I made a rational choice to return when my stomach won out over my pride.  So I returned to you.  …

I feel a sharp prick in my hand and I awake at once.  As my eyes go in and out of focus I see what seems to be the top …

A Prayer for the Feast of the Presentation Now let your servant go in peace, for I have seen… I have seen!  Simeon had waited his whole life for this …

My son was born on December 9, 1999.  We called him Peter.  And what joy his life brought to Anna and me!  On Christmas Eve our parish priest baptized him—so …

Who are you? Those looking up at you shout taunts about saving yourself, about some power you are supposed to have. And the placard above you names you king—my king. …

dedicated to my kid brother Why are you here? Where have you come from? I don’t know you, or at least I don’t recognize your face. I didn’t plan to …

Psalm 8 “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers…”, the stars: notes delicately scratched on the silky heavens; when I see mighty Orion battling the Bear …

April 1994. Immaculée Ilibagiza was stuffed into a 3×4 foot bathroom together with seven other Tutsi women fleeing the Rwanda genocide.   She would stay there for three months barely able …

  I punch him in the arm. Hard, but not with all I’ve got. “You idiot,” I say, “don’t forget to look both ways before you cross the street.  Remember …

“Where your treasure is…” (Luke 12:34)  Our hearts all seek something, but what is it? Many of us pray for healing, to find a job, for the strength to forgive …

Back when thy voice first sounded strong, Came piercing through my plight, Darkness! All was darkness! And thou, mine only light. … Thou badest — I did answer and I …

Can I be faithful?  At times we all tend to wonder.  When we experience our failures and weaknesses or when others aren’t what we had hoped they would be, I …

I will always hold the greatest esteem and gratitude in my heart for the inventor of the nightlight.  Maybe not everyone can understand the feeling, but then again, not every …

“All-in-one design. Power and performance. Beautifully packaged.” These words advertising Apple’s most recent iMac could have been used by God himself. And they were. Let me tell you about it… …

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