Category Archives: Liturgical Seasons

The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Wisdom

The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Wisdom You know with Pentecost here I feel as if we’ve just celebrated a HUGE Birthday and we’re now opening up all those wonderful presents. When we talk about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, I don’t know about you, but I start to sing a song. We…

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The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Understanding

The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Understanding   We learn that whereas Wisdom is that gift that gives us the desire to know God more deeply, the Gift of Understanding is that gift which allows us to penetrate to the core of the truths of the Faith. One may say that there is very…

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The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Knowledge

The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Knowledge   If I knew everything I wanted to know I would be a happy person – or would I? Scott P Richert helps explain for us the difference between Wisdom and Knowledge in his posts Like wisdom, knowledge perfects the theological virtue of faith. The aims of knowledge and wisdom…

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Are You Struggling With Your Faith?

Are You Struggling With Your Faith? This morning as I began my meditation it occurred to me to start writing on this point. Faith. Do we really and truly believe in the risen Christ. Or are we like the apostles locked up in the upper room and not believing the words that the women came…

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Contemplating the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday

Contemplating the Passion of Jesus As we approach Easter we are reminded more and more about the Passion of our Lord. Easter is usually a joyous time and yet, for us to reach to that joy we have to pass through the Cross. We have to encounter death. We have to encounter pain. This Good…

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The Best Part of Advent

The Best Part of Advent I remember the very first week of Advent. It seems so far away now that Christmas is so close. I remember planning and preparing the house to make sure that everything was in place – not for Christmas – But for Advent. Our tree had to be up   The…

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The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord     The Christmas season officially ends with the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ.   This year, this feast reminded me of the importance of the sacrament of baptism. It brought to mind my own baptism and what it means today. We can see that the institution of…

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God       Today we celebrate and honor Mary, the Mother of God. It is rare that we do truly consider the fact that Mary is in fact the Mother of God. For those of you who don’t know why you go to church on New Year’s Eve or…

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A Christmas Meditation

So I don’t think I could give a better meditation on Christmas Day than that of Francis Fernandez’s “In Coversation with God”. I have decided to share with you his words on these holy day and through-out the season of Christmas. At our Christmas Vigil Mass we were challenged to think about what Christmas means to…

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On The Third Day of Christmas

On The Third Day of Christmas Everyone knows that at this time of the year people tend to reflect. But what are they reflecting on this third day of Christmas? The past? What we want for our future? Who we are today? Today I think about the present – my present work, my parent’s presence,…

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