“Get over yourself, God Needs You!”

Sunday was the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the Gospel reading was of the Canaanite woman with an ill daughter.  Now, what was so interesting about this Sunday, was that I was at a church that is far more conservative than I am. I seldom go to this church for Mass because I find that…

Comparing and Contrasting Pope Francis 10 Tips to Happiness

Stuart Heritage of the Guardian takes exception with what he feels is Pope Francis’ pop psychology approach to the bigger questions of the world. He sees Pope Francis as trying to get in tune with his inner Deepak Chopra as a way of making traditional organized religion more “believer friendly.” To Mr. Heritage the Pope’s 10…

Today let’s get unstuck

Mommy Mantra July 18, 2014: IS 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8, MT 12:1-8 a In the reading this morning King Hezekiah is told to get his house in order before he dies, and the Gospel sees Jesus challenging the Pharisees about the letter of the Law. a These seem so disconnected but I see a thread. We…

Can we surrender

Our family often sits in the side pews of our church which means we look across to other pews on the opposite side. There is a young man who brings his adorable little boy to Mass. a This morning’s Mass his little boy was tired and fussy, and the young Dad did everything to keep…

Video: I’m a spiritual director

This the first video for Spiritual Lives Of Women.  I am using these animations to bring an other aspect to the ministry.  It is my hope that I can begin to broadcast an every Wednesday a Q &  A video.

Thomas isn’t doubting, he is doing what we all must do

Mommy Mantra July 3, 2014: Feast of Saint Thomas It would be just too easy to write on doubt, but today I feel called to write about Jesus’ response: “Peace be with you.” A   Oh Lord, do I wish I could react to “surprising” parenting situations like that! In all the parenting classes I…

Peter and Paul…Conversion, creation, transformation can not be done alone, it is always communal, God, you and your neighbour!

This picture I downloaded from a friend on Facebook, she and I both consider ourselves very spiritual people; the way we express that aspect of our lives is very different: she is more new age, (which frankly doesn’t bother me; didn’t Jesus come to bring a new age?), and I am Orthodox Irish Catholic, (we…

Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

We are going to a birthday party for our Godson; it will be his first, and an exciting time for family and friends. It is a time for us to rejoice in this little boy’s life, looking back at all the milestones, not just the little boy’s but the parents as well; and with today…

Responsorial Psalm June 27, 2014

I have a friend who posts wonderful posts on Facebook that are filed with gentle wisdom about love, parenting and life. Today she posted the following which just rang in my heart as a prefect modern understanding of today’s readings but most specifically the Responsorial Psalm: Responsorial Psalm PS 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 10 Not according…

My day: Be aware, make changes, improve your life

For some reason the past few days I have been majorly grumpy for seemingly no cause at all.  But of course there is always a source, a trigger. Taking the time to think about it and pray over it; those are two of the steps in discernment, I have been trying to determine God’s calling to…