Many people go through life waiting for retirement. Retirement is viewed as a reward for many years of work and sacrifice. For many in religious life, the idea of retirement is completely foreign. Although Religious have spent many years working for the Church, their work is not seen as a burden but rather as a joyful response...Read More →
El Ministerio El Camino para Sanar la Heridas de la Vida y la temporada de Cuaresma tratan de la misma transformación espiritual. Muchas veces comenzamos con un punto de vista egoísta y negativo pensando que todo lo que acontece en nuestro mundo inmediato y el mundo en general tiene que ver con nuestro comportamiento. La...Read More →
The Life's Healing Journey Ministry and the season of Lent share the same spiritual transformation. We often begin with a self-centered perspective since we tend to think that everything that happens in our immediate world or in the world in general has something to do with our behavior. Both Lent and the healing ministry of...Read More →
Fr. Earl Henley, M.S.C., meets every day on the steps of St Joseph Church with the team contracted to rebuild the Church’s roof to discuss specifics on the timeline and difficulties they anticipate in restoring the older building. The Church, founded in 1888 and originally called Our Lady of Guadalupe, was rebuilt in 1910 of...Read More →
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” ~ Matthew 16:24-25
In the Gospels, the word “denial” takes on a whole new meaning. As this verse from Matthew show us, denying yourself...Read More →
It’s been four years since I went on my first Life’s Healing Journey (LHJ) retreat. I first learned about LHJ when I received a small invitation to a vocational discussion after Mass. At the time, I thought I was being called to the religious life, so the card immediately caught my attention, and I decided to attend.
The first...Read More →
“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.” ~ Philippians 1:29
These words from Philippians can be challenging. How can the same God who created love, laughter, and peace, be a God that asks us to suffer for him? Hoping in a glory that is eternal, and walking...Read More →
The word meditation, like the word "love," has so many meanings that sometimes there's confusion about what the word means. Just as we use the word love for everything from ice cream to a person, so too we used the word meditation for anything from yoga class to becoming a hermit with the Carthusians.Read More →
When we experience uneasy and uncertain feelings about God, we share far more in common with Jesus’ disciples than we think. It was a long process for them to fully understand Jesus. They often felt confused by his teachings and struggled to comprehend the meaning behind them.
Despite their obedience and willingness, we see...Read More →
"I don't know why God gave her cancer she never did anything wrong."
"Do you think that little town was destroyed by a tornado because of their sins?"
"Those people got what they deserve, God punishes the wicked."
"I keep praying to God for a boyfriend/girlfriend, but he doesn't answer."
"I believe in God, but there's so...Read More →