Prayer for the grace to see Christ in the marginalized and oppressed

You love us spectacularly –blazing light extravagant,unconditional,pure andtrue. And yet so often,we failto even see You. We are blindto Your presencein each other’s hearts,soft and burningfor someone to noticeand care,innocence buried under layers of injustice-scarswe didn’t choose. We fail to see purity,when it’s shroudedin suffering passed downlike a legacy-every ounce longingto be healed,screaming for mercywith […]

Contemplative prayer is the answer to all the problems we’re seeing in the world right now

Will youopen the floodgateinto eternity,into the vast realm beyond? Will you allowthe infinite supplyof Divine Loveto flowfreelyinto your heartand through? That’s all it wants to do. Imagine this:Pure Majestywaiting patientlyjust beyond the horizon like a sun hoping to rise …you may not live to see. But will you acknowledgethis great resourceof the heavensgrand,miraculous,so far beyondour […]

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, […]

Prayer for you to encounter God’s extraordinary love in ordinary moments

Today, I pray your ordinary moments are drenched in the extravagant, radiant, shimmering abundance of your Creator, who loves you perfectly. Today, I pray you recognize the miracle of His presence all around you, in your heart and overflowing through you into the world. Has the presence of God ever snuck up on you in […]

Journey into the Heart of God with Saint Catherine of Siena

Sister, saint, dear heavenly friend, please pray for me. Teach me how to believe like you did. Show me how to be brave like you were. Be the spark that helps me start a wildfire of God’s love, like you said we all can. Saint Catherine of Siena was a mystic, saint and doctor of […]

Deeper Life: How to cultivate the heart of a contemplative amidst the chaos of everyday life

In the silence of prayer, I am filled with a stillness that breathes within me. I am learning to rest in this calm without ceasing. Sometimes now, I can remain full of peace, while walking through the chaos that used to sink me. I am beginning to understand how I’m supposed to be in this […]

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 […]

Unite in Prayer: Contemplate the mystery of Divine Mercy

In Your mercy, fill my soul with trust. In this moment, guide me by the light of Your eternal truth. When I feel the limitations of my own self, rekindle my connection to Your infinite majesty. Pour the enormity of Your love through little me into those, who need it most. The closer we grow […]

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, […]

Encouragement to prioritize prayer through this time of social isolation

When you can’t move forward, it’s time to dig deep, to find the Source of awe and patience inside. I pray the Spirit of God bubbles up like a fountain from deep within you and pours out a river of Light, of Love of Life into the cracks of a world that is parched… Like […]