The Waiting Game

We’ve all been there: stuck in an airport terminal, trying to patiently wait out yet another plane delay. That was me last weekend. For three hours, I waited, successfully draining the life out of my iPod, iPhone, iYouNameIt as I watched the monitors continue to tell me I was going nowhere fast. With each...

True Authority

The reflection for Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent from Lent With St. Francis seems appropriate as we await the beginning of the papal conclave.   “It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your...

Lenten Pace e Bene

I broke my ankle two weeks ago. When the nurse asked about the cast’s color, I chose a bright green to remind me the cast would be off before St. Patrick’s Day. I purposely did not choose purple, the color of Lent. And yet this cast is my Lent. Having never broken anything before nor ever been...

Reflections on the Sorrowful Mysteries

With this blog, I offer my reflections on the Sorrowful Mysteries. They logically follow the final Luminous Mystery, namely, the Eucharist—the meal Jesus shared with his disciples shortly before his crucifixion. The Five Sorrowful Mysteries 1. The Agony in the Garden. Christ’s agony becomes more severe...

Psalm 26

This is the prayer of a saint. He claims to be without blame. He does everything God wants him to do. He is faithful to the covenant. He acknowledges that he can take no credit for himself when he says: “[R]edeem me; be gracious to me!” As we pray this psalm, we begin to realize that the psalmist is in...

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