Showing posts tagged as 'catholic-church'

The Legacy

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 29, 2010 06:12

I guess it's always a little tricky to talk about someone's legacy. As I was thinking about my pastor's legacy today, many things came to mind. Of course, there is the big, beautiful church building. There's the perpetual adoration chapel. No one on the finance committee would want to forget that, despite these tough times, we remain in the black. The list could go on and on. But, I don't think...

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Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 27, 2010 16:53

I've been in a reflective mood the past couple of days. If you follow my blog, you know that our long-time pastor is leaving our parish this weekend. Change is always hard, and he will be terribly missed. But the rhythm of parish life will keep moving. School starts Tuesday. There will be masses, baptisms, funerals, reconciliations and weddings, among a myriad of other things. The beat goes on,...

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Saint of the Gutters

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 26, 2010 21:06

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was born one hundred years ago today. Her model of humble service continues to touch literally tens of thousands of people throughout the world each day, thanks to the sisters of the religious order she founded, the Missionaries of Charity.“Today there is so much suffering - and I feel that the passion of Christ is being relived all over again - are we there to share...

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23rd Psalm

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

August 07, 2010 22:37

Someone made the comment the other day that they'd like to see the Scriptures discussed a bit more, so here it goes.The 23rd Psalm is used at just about every funeral I go to. As I listened to it being sung on Friday, I paid attention to the words,

The Lord is my shepherd;

there is nothing I shall want.

In green pastures you let me graze;

to safe waters you lead me;

you restore my strength.

You guide...

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Shelter in the Storm

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Prayer

July 31, 2010 08:23

This weekend, I'm commuting back and forth to Blue Ridge Summit, PA, where about 25 college students are on retreat. The students are from McDaniel College, where I help out with the campus ministry program, and the focus of the retreat is to help the incoming freshmen transition into campus life.This afternoon, I'm going to be giving a talk about the storms of life that routinely come our way....

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Compassion is more than a word

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirit

July 29, 2010 20:52

The compassionate way is the patient way.

Patience is the discipline of compassion.

Patience is the hard but fruitful discipline

of the disciple of the compassionate Lord.

Henri Nouwen

If someone were thinking about a word to describe you, would compassion come to mind?

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Grace Before Meals

Tags: Catholic-church, Inspiration, Prayer

July 11, 2010 06:44

Grace Before Meals and Making All Things New are. In some sense, I guess I shouldn't be surprised at that. We have been friends for many years now, and we both are striving to help people integrate faith into their daily lives. Plus, we love to cook.Fr. Leo is a great cook. We've prepared meals together in the past, and I'm always amazed at his culinary talents. His idea of bringing families...

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Peter and Paul

Tags: Catholic-church, Papacy

June 28, 2010 21:26

Tomorrow the Church marks the great feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Years ago, when I was in the seventh grade and getting ready to be confirmed, I chose the name Peter as my confirmation name. As best I can recall, the sole reason was that Peter and Paul sounded good together. That's a seventh grader for you :/It was only in my adulthood that I began understanding the spiritual connection...

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