If you look at the title of today’s feast day, it might seem unusual. Why should we be celebrating The Chair of St. Peter …? Sure, St. Peter makes sense, but his chair …?
Each day this week, we have been reading about God’s creation of the earth and everything in it as recorded in the book of Genesis. On Monday we started with the first chapter of Genesis.
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.
“On February 11, 1858, a beautiful woman appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in a remote stone grotto outside of Lourdes, France. When asked her name, she replied, ‘I am the Immaculate Conception.’"
A woman always cut off the ends of a ham before putting it into the pan and setting it in the oven. She did this every holiday. When a friend asked her the reason, she looked perplexed and said, “I don’t know. My mother always did it." So the woman went to ask her mother why she trimmed the ham, and the mother replied, "Because that's what my mother, your Grandmother, did."
“AND YOU YOURSELF A SWORD WILL PIERCE - SO THAT THE THOUGHTS OF MANY HEARTS MAY BE REVEALED.”
The other day I was going through a stack of cards and letters and came across some from our own, Father Jim Phalan. They go back to when he was serving as a Deacon and then Priest in the mountains of Peru. Now, for anyone under the age of 30, it might be hard to believe, but there was a time that we didn't have email or texts, and long-distance calls were pretty expensive – so we wrote letters to keep in touch.