Journey into the Heart of God with Saint Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena was a fourth century mystic, activist, and author, who had a great influence on Italian literature and is one of the first women to be named a Doctor of the Catholic church. She is famous for saying “If you are who you should be, you will set the whole world on […]

God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray. St. Louis de Montfort

My journey into the heart of contemplative prayer, why I’m starting Contemplative Prayer Circle, and more importantly: What’s your prayer story? I want to hear all about it!

The first time I tried to meditate was a total and complete disaster – at least it felt like one to me. I loved everything about the candlelit prayer service I was attending, so I was surprised to discover that when we were invited to sit in prayerful silence, I was instantly confronted with something […]

Encouragement to step into the Light of Christ

I am taking off my sunglasses. I am stepping out of the shadows. I want to see this glistening, golden, gorgeous Light for myself … I want to know: Can I keep my eyes open in the face of God’s Glory? How much of this Radiant Love can I stand? At 5 months old, it’s […]

Simple Faith: Cultivate a daily prayer practice

He pours Light like coffee into our souls. He awakens us again and again to what’s real. All He needs is an invitation, an open heart, a prayer.  2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is […]

Power of Prayer: How the Divine Mercy Chaplet healed my broken heart

If you could glimpse into my soul, you’d see a cavernous scar chiseled by darkness and filled with rays of glorious Light. You’d see my deepest wound stitched with radiant threads, golden and sealed with the grace of Divine Mercy. Who would I be without Your generosity, Lord? Where would I be without the depths […]

Pure Guidance: A Thomas Merton prayer for when you feel lost …

Have you ever found yourself praying for clarity on the next step you should take in life, without receiving the answers you’re hoping for?    I sure have.    The more clearly I intend to surrender my life to God’s will, the more I am asked to relinquish control of my choices. On my spiritual […]

Special Blessing for a child

Heavenly Father, bless this precious, beloved child of Yours. Fill his mind, body, spirit and soul with so much of Your Divine Love that it flows like a river of Life through his thoughts, through his words, through his choices, through his talents, and through his faithful presence in the lives of others, ever more […]

The power of moms who pray

Is there anything more powerful than a mother who prays? She doesn’t look like much, I know- on bended knee, alone But isn’t there something about a woman who opens her heart to the Lord? who is brave enough to realize her own vulnerability in loving these people so much? who is strong enough to […]

Spiritual Journey: When it’s time to step out on faith.

You’ll never feel ready. There’s never going to be a better time. There are no guarantees in this life. But you can count on the Truth: a step into the unknown for God leads into the Light you’re longing for. What’s stopping you? My son likes to look at the stats of my Unite in Prayer […]

Prayer for my daughter before she’s born

God, thank you for the gift of this little girl, who is growing inside of me. As you shape and mold her from the very beginning of her life as part of our family, please bless her to know her worth as one of Your beloved daughters. Gift her with a healthy body and brilliant […]