May 15, 2021
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Peace Be With You

Peace be with you. This is the Easter greeting given by Jesus to His disciples who were locked in behind closed doors for fear of the Jews. A house that is locked up with shut doors and closed shutters or, even worse, boarded up, produces a sinking...

Mary’s Canticle Brings Peace

On Tuesday 8 September 2020 we celebrated the Nativity of Mary. In this feast day the Holy Spirit, the Giver of life, gave me the grace to understand, or at least to start a process of understanding, a very important aspect regarding the Mother of...

Do You Hear God Whispering?

The readings from 1 Kings are one of my favorites because it takes me back to my senior year in high school.  I went on a retreat and had what I would call my first real experience of the presence of God. I was sitting out in the woods that...

He Fills Our Hearts With His Peace

Whenever we cast our cares unto God, He puts His peace in our hearts. It is true: today Jesus reveals to us how the Father does it. The enemy comes quickly to sow his weeds amid the good seeds of the field and, then, disappears just as quickly. He...

67 Days of Christmas

67 days? Yes, Hallmark brought us over 67 days of “Christmas” from October to early January. By any measure, it was an awful lot of canned cheer. On my satellite dish, it was more like 201 days of Christmas since we have three Hallmark channels...

Seeking the Riches of Heaven

Once upon a time there was a cobbler, or shoe-maker, who lived a simple lifestyle, worked hard, and was very happy with life; people passing his shop could hear him singing at the top of his voice as he fixed shoes, and he had a wave and a smile for...

Called to Be Peacemakers

War and societal strife have plagued humanity for centuries. During our Lord’s public ministry, He specifically addressed the need for peace in matters of one or more parties feeling wronged by another. The virtue is called for in one of the...

May Peace Be Yours

Once there were two monks, one old and one young, who were traveling on a pilgrimage. While on their journey, they came to a river. There they saw a beautiful woman who was just standing by the side of the river. She was dressed in a beautiful gown...