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Do Your Disappointments Matter to God?

By Claire Swinarski  We’ve all dealt with disappointment in life, but COVID-19 has made many of these disappointments larger, brighter, and uglier.  Postponed weddings. Canceled parties. Called-off graduation ceremonies. Exhausting work hours. Anxiety for loved ones. Flaring health issues. Constant…


Liturgical Readings for the week of April 5-11, 2020, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…

A Scavenger Hunt With God

Reposted from Blessed is She I see Him in the most unlikely of places now. He appears in my peripheral vision as I pray, when a bird appears suddenly on my windowsill. My heart stirs in an unusual way when…

What we find when we lose ourselves

The Catholic Church has a long and historied relationship with art that has enriched the canon of Scripture for two millennia. In his 1999 “Letter to Artists,” Pope St. John Paul II recognized that artists do not have to work…


Liturgical Readings for the week of March 15 – 21, 2020
Come, let us return to the Lord,
For it is he who has torn, but he will heal us; he has struck down, but he will bind our wounds….

Letting Go for Lent

How do I let Ash Wednesday sneak up on me every year? Every Lent I promise I won’t get myself in this position again … and here it is already! How do I work through all the stress of choosing…

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