Spiritual Journey: When you’re dealing with the aftermath of a storm

After the storm when all you see is the aftermath of destruction, I hope you take a deep breath and look a little closer … I hope you open your eyes to the living, breathing reality of Love rising up through the ashes of every broken thing. I hope you look for the Light – […]

Unite with the Light through the beauty of mystical poetry

Bethe Lightthat risesin darkness – Open upto the Sourceof who you are- Allow love like heliumto illuminateyour soul. We are living in dark times. If we focus on the negativity in the news and on social media, it’s easy to get sucked into the dark gravity of fear-based, divisive thinking. But we can make a […]

Just a Reminder: You don’t have to be God

I think it’s a relief to know who we are and aren’t … to realize there’s only one Light, one Bright and Shining Glory so high above our ways … the best we can do is look up in awe and allow our jaws to drop … to fall to our knees and invite our […]

How I encountered Christ’s unifying love through the Miraculous Medal

Graces like rays of sun, warm my soul. Light up this dark world, help us grow. When my son was given the gift of the Miracle that Changed the Trajectory of my Life, I happened to be wearing a Miraculous Medal that was given to me by a friend, who was a faith mentor during […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unite in Prayer: How to plan a candlelight prayer vigil

Last year around this time, I organized a candlelit prayer vigil for a friend, whose unborn child was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. It was a beautiful opportunity to gather as a community and focus on Christ’s ever-present light in the darkness of what they were going through and what at some point in life, […]

Unite in Prayer for the 70.8 million refugees on planet earth right now

Unless we have been forced to leave our country due to violence, persecution or natural disaster, we probably can’t imagine the struggles faced by refugees on their journey to start a new life. Through prayer, we can open our hearts to show empathy and solidarity with those, who have been so drastically impacted by circumstances […]

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 […]

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 […]