hands, baptism
Oct 11, 2020

After over six months of precautions and pressures from the pandemic, many of us are seeking a calming peace. We hope that you'll be able to pause for this prayer and meditation from the Catholic Health Association today, providing renewed strength and hope. For Peace in Anxiety ​During the Coronavirus Pandemic Loving God, we come to you full of anxiety about what may happen in the coming days and weeks. Shower us with the peace Jesus promised ... Continue reading...

humor, funny
Sep 16, 2020

Today's post features an older blog from Dr. Angela Bisignano. Her website shared this blog several years ago and during tough times like this, we could all use more laughter in our lives, right? Let's read her advice about the spiritual benefits of laughter! The Spiritual Side of Laughter by Dr. Angela Bisignano Think of how you feel when you see someone laughing. I know it makes me feel good. Laughter has an infectious quality. I feel less ... Continue reading...

peace, emotions, contemplative
Sep 13, 2020

The pandemic has certainly tested everyone and some may feel inadequate in various areas of their lives. The good news is that we can lean on God and Fr. James Martin explains how our weaknesses can be a gift. Let's take a quiet moment to reflect on this quote from him.   “The beginning of sanctity is loving yourself as a creation of God. And that means all of yourself, even the parts that you wish weren’t ... Continue reading...

Sep 9, 2020

Many are experiencing a completely different type of new school year during the pandemic. Today's post shares a prayer from The Presbyterian Outlook. Let's take a few moments to pray for students, parents and educators as they navigate this new beginning.   Lord, we know you hold the future and walk with us even now on this unpredictable path of the pandemic. We trust you work through the most difficult of seasons and never abandon us to ... Continue reading...

St. Augustine of Hippo
Sep 4, 2020

Today's reflection highlights quotes from St. Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine. St. Augustine was a theologian, philosopher, and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings have greatly influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity. Many words of St. Augustine can encourage us during this difficult time of the pandemic too. If you haven't already, find a quiet spot to read his words and to pray ... Continue reading...

Aug 28, 2020

Today's post is from author Mary DeTurris Poust's blog, "Not Strictly Spiritual". Mary shared her blog with us and is looking forward to her weekend retreat at our Center next summer. We just added her "Broken, Beautiful and Beloved: Learning to See Ourselves Through the Eyes of God" retreat to our website and you can read more about it here. Thanks for sharing your blog with our readers too, Mary. Let's take a few moments ... Continue reading...

pandemic, suffering
Aug 21, 2020

Today's post comes from the Catholic Health Association of the United States. You can click here to read more about their important organization. Let's take a moment to reflect on the prayer below and then watch a short meditation video. Pray. Pause. Breath. Heal. Prayer for a Pandemic, by Cameron Bellm May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury ... Continue reading...

hope
Aug 16, 2020

As we deal with effects of the pandemic, effects that we never anticipated would endure so long, the world around us can feel very heavy. If you're feeling weighed down by everything today, we hope that this prayer will remind you to lean on the Light. Let this Presence scatter the darkness...   Let Your Light Shine As the sun rises, Lord, Let your light shine on me. Destroy the darkness about me, Scatter the darkness before me, Disperse ... Continue reading...

patience, pray for patience
Jul 11, 2020

Have you lost patience with the pandemic? Fatigued with the restrictions our daily life carries right now? Everyone is craving some sense of normalcy after months of living in a world with conditions like no other. Take a few quiet moments today. Write down your worries. Write down the things that make you feel frustrated and impatient. Then, breathe and pray with us. Let go and let God give you strength. Prayers for Patience: Give Me ... Continue reading...

Jul 10, 2020

Today's post comes from the Catholic Health Association's website and reminds us that God is in the whispers of this trying pandemic. Read the text below and watch the video that follows. If you have someone else in your home, why not invite them to take turns reading this aloud with you and then watch the video together? We hope that this brings peace to your day. God is Close: A Reminder in the Midst of ... Continue reading...