God is to be found everywhere … including on a rock formation where exhausted St. Paul sought refuge and a place to pray. There he met Lydia, and some other women who had gathered along the river.
It is sometimes said of people who take on a new position or job that they will have a tough act to follow. Today however that would not be said of Matthias, the apostle who was selected to replace Judas who betrayed Jesus.
Brief and contemporary inspiration focused on hope and family prayer will be delivered to your inbox! Articles include live video, written word, and links to resources that will lead you and your family deeper into faith.
Download or view these beautiful reflections to host a very special Mother’s Day Family Rosary Prayer. The priests serving here at the Father Peyton Center want to extend our greetings and offer our prayers for all mothers this Mother’s Day with a gift of 50 Beads for Our Mothers, the Glorious Mysteries of the Family Rosary. Pray together as a family at home, outside with social distancing or online. Simply forward the document to everyone ahead of time so they can follow along. (There are helpful notes throughout the document for families new to Rosary prayer.)
If you understand this blessed are you if you do it? What was Jesus referring to when he asked this in the gospel, we heard at mass today. Recall that he had just washed the feet of the disciples and he was modeling for them a behavior. He was instructing his followers about service, humility and self- sacrifice. Then he said, if you understand this blessed are you if you do it. And ever since people have been doing it.
I watched a movie about a young woman who found her religious observance to be very restricting and not life-giving. I subsequently watched several other movies about this very conservative religious group. In each the theme was the same, a desire to seek a freedom or a way of life that was more life-giving.
My day began with an email Easter greeting from a diocesan priest who I and other priests in my religious community assist since he is alone and is the pastor of the largest parish in our diocese. He acknowledged that with the pandemic parish life has had its challenges, living alone and apart from parishioners, learning to use modern day technology, stream mass and other religious services.