What my toddler daughter can teach us about contemplative prayer

She opens her heart and expects the heavens to shower graces like rain. Of course, they always do. How could God resist such sweetness? My daughter’s name is Celia, which means heavenly. She is truly a gift from God and a reminder of the gift that all children are. In the glory of her toddlerhood, […]

Spiritual Journey: When you’re bogged down by heavy emotions

Pain is only beautiful once it’s grafted into the heart of Christ. Don’t hesitate to place all the ugliness you can’t bear into that sacred space, so high above, yet walking right beside us all along … He carries the weight of our world like gold into His kingdom. He transmutes our worst nightmares into […]

Deeper Life: Finding peace in turbulent times

When the earth shakes and the darkness swirls around you … When the wind howls threats and your whole world starts to shiver… When you’re dizzy with grief and fear and horror … You can always find your way back into the center. There is always still peace in the eye of the storm. Sometimes, […]

Special Blessing for you to experience Christ’s unconditional love

Like a blanket placed gently over your shoulders, I pray you are wrapped in the miraculous healing power of Christ’s infinite love for you. I pray you can feel the warmth of His presence embracing you with unconditional love, filling your heart with peace.   When’s the last time you encountered Christ’s unconditional love for […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: The Seven Sorrows of Mary Rosary

just another heart pierced by the sorrows of this world, open enough notice I’m not alone, joined with the chorus of longing for a love big enough to heal the ache just another soul seeking wisdom from our Divine Mother, who has been through it all and more and is miraculously still overflowing with grace […]

Unite in Prayer with St. Gertrude the Great’s Prayer for Souls

In the Catholic tradition, it is considered a Spiritual Work of Mercy to Pray for the Living and the Dead. Jesus promised Saint Gertrude the Great that 1,000 souls would be freed from purgatory and sent into heaven every time this prayer is said with genuine affect: Eternal Father, I offer You the most Precious […]

Spiritual Journey: Enter into the silence of prayer

Travel ever more deeply into the silence until it settles into your heart, into your thoughts, into your bones … like an unshakable peace, a place you can go … a strength capable of carrying you through storms, a story you can tell, a song you can sing, a love you can pour out into […]

Spiritual Journey: Transform Your Life Into a Living Prayer

Isn’t this a prayer? to laugh and soak in the sunshine, to play? to take in hearty gulp after gulp of fresh air? to hold a loved one in your arms cheek to cheek, sweetness to sweet? to open your heart so wide it aches for someone else’s pain? to reach your limits and be left […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: Let Love be Your Guide

Follow Love like a candle,  like a star, like the only light  in a midnight wilderness  … Follow Love like a treasure map  through dangerous lands far beyond your comfort and wildest dreams … Leave everything but Love behind.  Follow Love like the sound of running water in the desert. When you’re lucky enough to […]

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 […]