Jerusalem: Christ’s Tomb

Holy Sepulchre Basilica, perhaps Christianity’s most important shrine, was completed in 335 by St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine. An early Christian shrine had been replaced with a pagan temple in 135. After the Crusaders seized Jerusalem in 1099, they built the current church, which also includes...

Apostle to the Apostles

 Recently in my reflections in this Lenten season, I felt inspired to look up a little more information about Mary Magdalene. I wasn’t aware that her name is mentioned in the Gospels around 12 times—more than most of the male apostles. And I also hadn’t thought about the fact that she was with Jesus...

Family Foodie

I love making food for my family. Whether preparing a stew, roasting a chicken, flipping pancakes or frying an egg, I find time in my kitchen a reward and not a chore. My husband and my son come quickly whenever breakfast, lunch or dinner are served! I would describe myself as a “family foodie”...

Ready or Not, Here’s Your Sign

My wife and I have just started The Great Adventure Bible study from Jeff Cavins at a parish near us. This week, I heard an amazing story in our small group discussion.  We were talking about God wanting us to come out of the wilderness, out of our comfort zone, when a member of the group began her...

Lent Always Finds Me

Every year, I put together a stack of spiritual reading, bookmark an online retreat or two, and refresh my Liturgy of the Hours app. I eagerly await Ash Wednesday and anticipate the wonderfully enriching Lent I’m going to have this year. Sometime in the first full week my enthusiasm gets buried beneath...

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