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.

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…

Motherhood Is Where I Both Lost And AM Finding God.

I understand wanting to have control of your reproductive rights, and soon the arguments about how the Church refuses to let women do with their bodies what they want will begin, AGAIN, an argument that has little merit: Natural Family Planning comes to mind.  But there is a little more to this, that needs to be looked…

Knowing the Spirit of Your Child Through Song

I came across this on my Facebook timeline and thought immediately of the adage that the nuns used to tell us at Saint Camillus that when you sing you pray twice. These mothers truly sing/pray their children into the world.  That prayer follows the child all through his/her life even to death;  the whole village will…

Friday, December 6, First Week of Advent, 2012, Countdown to Christmas

The Kairos experience was great one for our twinnie girls, but like all things it does not last.  We as human beings can only retain that euphoria before we come back to earth with a thud.  And last night that is what happened. The girls were very close as young children but as they grew older their personalities…

Why I think Tough Love isn’t Biblical or why My tongue was so bloody

During the ’70s and ’80s the parenting concept of “tough love” was introduced: It is the ultimate parental nightmare: “Your affectionate child is transformed, seemingly overnight, into an out-of-control, drug-addicted, hostile teenager. Many parents blame themselves. ‘Where did we go wrong?’ they ask. The kids, meanwhile, hurtle through their own bewildering adolescent nightmare. ” (1)…