Unite in Prayer for the humane treatment of immigrants and refugees at the border and around the world

God bless the immigrants and refugees around the world, who are being traumatized at the hands of those, who have the power to help them. Especially bless the children, who have been separated from their families at the border between Mexico and the United States. Fill their hearts with the peace that surpasses understanding, and […]

You are invited to stand in solidarity with refugees! The first official Unite in Prayer event is on August 8th …

You are invited to a Popsicle Party FUNdraiser for refugees on August 8th at 5:30 PM at Veterans Memorial Park, which is located at 1645 23rd Street in Bettendorf, Iowa. This family-friendly event is an opportunity to share summer fun and cold treats with open-hearted people like you, while expressing solidarity with refugees across the […]

Simple Faith: Learning to trust

I didn’t want to take your hand. I didn’t want to follow you. Again and again, I called You back into the comfort I believed in. But there was no stopping You. In the end, I realized I couldn’t truly live without You. In the end, I ran after You – past everything I’d known, through my fears […]

Simple Faith: Cultivate a spirit of unity

Equally Adored When God created each of us in His divine image, He had plenty of yarn left over. He wants to knit us back together again, into communion with each other. Why do we keep stopping Him? It’s silly to argue over differences, when we’re all loved equally by the same Father, whose greatest […]

God is easy to find (if we have the courage to look in the right places)

If you gaze at the gruesome physicality of the cross long enough, you can begin to see past the horror of suffering- into the gorgeous treasure of graces within. Perfect Love cloaked Himself in the consequences of our actions to save us- could anything be more beautiful? If you have the courage to look, you […]

Justice Prayer (For victims of sexual assault)

Lord, there is a time for mercy, and there is a time for justice! Please rise up a tidal wave of truth and shine a light on all those, who have perpetuated any kind of sexual crime including verbal harassment, molestation, rape and sexual assault. Bring perpetrators to the fullness of justice. Hold them accountable legally […]

Unite in Prayer: For discernment

Lord, we are living in confusing times. Fake news and suppressed facts are becoming normalized before our eyes. Innocent people are being manipulated, and hearts are being corrupted by dangerous distortions – sometimes it seems like lies are taking over. Lord, You are the Spirit of Truth and Justice. In the end, I know You […]

Deeper Life: Cultivating deep compassion for the poor and marginalized

If you can’t see Me in the crumpled heap of humanity, barely holding on to a cardboard sign on a city street … you’re probably blind on Sundays at mass too. Why do you pretend to love Me, when your heart is closed to My people? You can’t fool the spirit of Truth, and I’m […]