Category Archives: spirituality

To Guard And Guide

My favorite guardian angel is Raphael. One of my favorite biblical books describes his mission, assisting young Tobiah retrieve a treasure from his father’s close friend Gabael: So, son, find yourself a trustworthy person who will make the journey with … Continue reading

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Under The Starry Heavens

Two years ago, I blogged here with another image of Ignatius and his beloved stars. One of my favorite images of today’s saint, Ignatius of Loyola, is above. I wish I could locate a credit and artist; the best I … Continue reading

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More Saints Like … Elisabeth Leseur

I suppose I could place her under the heading of “Worthy Women,” given her persecution from within her domestic church. A good summary of her life, and her influence after her death upon her husband is here. The spiritual lever … Continue reading

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The Visit

  One of the more intriguing depictions of today’s feast is here by the American-born artist Brigid Marlin. Most parishes will probably stop at the first reading from Zechariah and not consider the option from Saint Paul, which reads in … Continue reading

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Glorious

From the collection Hearts on Fire, this prayer by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin for the fourth week of the Spiritual Exercises: “Glorious Christ, you whose divine influence is active at the very heart of matter, and at the dazzling center … Continue reading

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Baptism Anniversaries

I’ve blogged on this topic a number of times, since before Pope Francis has been speaking of it–which has been from his first year as pope. (I suspect it was a notion for him when he was a bishop and … Continue reading

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Here I Am, Lord

I missed this posting last month at America. Written for a friend’s diaconate ordination, the story of the song’s genesis makes sense to me now, given the parameters of the commission: His friend wanted the song to include the images … Continue reading

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