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October 21-22, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/17/17

One of the most fascinating topics religious people like to converse about is PRAYER. We know that prayer is fundamental to a spiritual life, and most of us pray, perhaps more than we think we do. Why is that? Why are we not always aware that we are praying? ... Read More »

October 14-15, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/09/17

For the purpose of titling or categorizing this reflection, I might name it “Mary, the Catechist.” In Luke’s Gospel we read that “Jesus grew in wisdom and in age and favor before God and people.” (Luke 2:52) We believe that Jesus embraced fully the human condition, becoming like us ... Read More »

October 7-8, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/05/17

This past Wednesday (Oct. 4) we celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi who founded the Franciscan Order in the first decade of the 13th century. The first rule of this Order, a simple and short letter to the Pope, is said to have been acknowledged by the ... Read More »

September 30 - October 1

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/28/17

The first Sunday of October every year is named by the Catholic Church as Respect Life Sunday. When we talk about respecting life, we are referring to every creature of God, in other words, all creation. Everything that exists is born of God and of His goodness, and all ... Read More »

September 23-24, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/18/17

On Wednesday of this week (Sept. 27) the Church remembers the life and ministry of St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660). He was born in France into a peasant farmer family and eventually was ordained a priest after years of study. Vincent was instrumental in founding a congregation of women ... Read More »

September 16-17, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/12/17

As a world, as a nation, as a community of God’s people, we are in need of SPIRITUALITY. And as we celebrate Catechetical Sunday this weekend, it will be helpful to reflect on this foundational need in our life. “Spirituality” is one of those ideas we frequently mention but ... Read More »

September 9-10, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/05/17

The official end of summer season is just a week or two away. Seasons of the year come and go and bring weather changes as well as time and agenda changes. In the autumn season, school classes replace playtime at the pool, raking leaves replaces picking weeds in the ... Read More »

September 2-3, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/28/17

Holidays are refreshing and welcome breaks for the work force in our country. We especially enjoy what we call the three-day weekend (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) however we may want to use that extra leisure time. When we speak about “labor” or “work” we may have different perspectives on ... Read More »

August 26-27, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/22/17

“Back to school” notices seem to be everywhere at this time of year, especially in stores that sell school supplies. These reminders may cause some students to feel uneasy, even anxious or sad. The summer vacations can get boring at times, but the rigid routine of daily class-work and ... Read More »

August 19-20, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 8/18/17

This past week we celebrated the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On Tuesday of this week there is another Marian memorial, the Queenship of Mary. Both these remembrances highlight some aspect of Biblical teaching, although perhaps not as clearly as we might see at first ... Read More »