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 →
When things go our way, life is nothing but a breeze!
“Gosh, everything has been going so great lately! God must truly love me, he’s been very kind to me. I’m so blessed.”
Does this ring a bell? We tend to have a positive view of God when things meet our expectations and we approve of his plans for us. We show a great deal of...Read More →
A novena is a time of preparation and prayer before a special feast day of the Church - nine days of "getting ready" to celebrate something significant. Today we begin offering a Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in honor of the Feast of the Sacred Heart on June 23.
Jesus loved us all with a human heart to teach us to be...Read More →
Over the past few years, US shot putter Joe Kovacs has been creating a name for himself with his powerful throws and strong performances. He won a Gold for Men’s Shot Put at the IAAF World Championship in Beijing in 2015 and a Silver for the same event at the Rio Olympics in 2016. His achievements and hardworking demeanor have...Read More →