Sunday, February 02, 2020

Simmering Soup

 I have been blessed with many beautiful family memories like this one, which happened a few years ago.
     Curiosity about the dazzling beauty of the ice drizzling upon the evergreens turned into caution as I heard the sharp splitting sound of falling branches and crackling icicles. I quickly returned home from my walk. Well, my steps were not as rapid as I would have liked because my feet were sinking through the crusty layer of ice into the snow. The tips of many of the towering pines had snapped altering the usual appearance of the otherwise majestic trees.
    Our family enjoyed a cozy, quiet evening at home, baking pumpkin chocolate chip cookies while our latest impromptu vegetable soup was simmering in the oven. Our little artificial Christmas tree needed a few more adornments and an unexpected day off from work gave us a much needed rest. We are so grateful for the blessings showered upon us every day. By the mercy of Jesus and the intercession of Mary, our lives are filled to overflowing with the joy of simplicity.
"Better is a little with fear of the Lord 
than great treasures without content."
Proverbs 15:16
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

why pray without ceasing

Why should we pray without ceasing?
"The tree beside running water 
is fresher and gives more fruit."

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Una Hermosa Mañana

"Desde el Cielo una hermosa mañana
Desde el Cielo una hermosa mañana
La Guadalupana, La Guadalupana,La Guadalupana
 bajó al Tepeyac"
(canción tradicional de la Guadalupana)
¡Gracias a 
Nuestra Santísima Madrecita de Guadalupe!

Friday, November 01, 2019

Morning Prayers of Jesus

"And rising very early
He went into a desert place
and there He prayed."
Mark 1:35
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible

Sunday, October 06, 2019


"All things have their season, 
and in their times all things pass under heaven.  
A time to be born and a time to die. 
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up 
that which is planted. 
A time to kill, and a time to heal. 
A time to destroy, and a time to build. 
A time to weep, and a time to laugh. 
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.  
A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. 
A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. 
 A time to get, and a time to lose. 
A time to keep, and a time to cast away. 
A time to rend, and a time to sew.
 A time to keep silence, and a time to speak. 
A time of love, and a time of hatred. 
A time of war, and a time of peace"
from the Book of Eccleseiates
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Imitating God's Love

     Our Heavenly Father's love for us infinitely surpasses any human comprehension. As parents, loving our children is and always will be our unifying priority. Our children are a singular Divine gift. In this role, we are blessed with the sublime obligation to imitate His love for us.
     Awaiting the results of our daughter's medical procedure zapped everything into perspective. The monumental significance of our being with her, united, and peacefully caring for her, undeniably radiated from her countenance. Our God given responsibility to love and protect our children can only be measured in Heavenly terms. Whatever pursuits have captured our attention during this life's journey, we are first and foremost our children's parents. This will never change. 
         God's love letter to us commands us to forgive, love and pray for one another. We are assured by our Almighty Father of the power of intercessory prayer and angelic protection. As Christians, we firmly believe in the eternity of our souls. 
       As events unfolded, beloved and "mommy"  prayer warriors were contacted. Holy men and women of God, deceased family members included, were implored for their intercession. 
        Atheists and nay sayers be cautioned: the supernatural presence of Jesus, Mary and all the angels and saints was intensely tangible throughout this familial crisis. At each moment, no minute detail was untouched by the indefatigable direction of the Holy Spirit as he supernaturally orchestrated every thought, word and action. Catastrophic imaginings and hours of waiting mystically dissolved into gentle seas of grace filled, trusting, gratitude, as hearts were lifted up in tranquil, obedient worship and prayer. Blessed be the Holy Name of Jesus forever!
      I recently met an amazingly holy woman. She told me that she was so grateful to God that her children's needs continually drew her heart more intimately into the Sacred Heart of Jesus through adoration and prayer. 
May our most ardent prayer be 
to peacefully and entirely accept and conform ourselves 
to the Will of our Almighty God. 
May all that Our Father sends us, draw our souls safely 
into His eternal embrace! 
The outcome of all spiritual tests belongs to God. 
God is love.

Sunday, August 04, 2019

the love and mercy of Jesus

     Concluding a beautiful homily, our Priest reminded us that when we look at the Crucifix, we see the extent of God's love and mercy towards us.
     Jesus'holy miracle of unconditional forgiveness is the supernatural key that opens the eyes of our souls to God's Heavenly love. Father invited us to see in those around us, the opportunity to share, through our words and  actions, the love and mercy of Jesus.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

"multiple choice test"

Accepting God's Will
May I resist the inclination
To present Him with
A "multiple choice test"
Of my own feeble design
It is He who tests me
When unbearable trials
And frightening helplessness
Engulf my tranquility
Flooding my eyes with tears
The question is raised
"Will you pick up your cross?"
Holy Spirit please give me the courage,
Jesus please strengthen me 
To Imitate Our Blessed Mother
Responding in the way 
Most pleasing to God
May my only answer be

Sunday, June 02, 2019


A multiplication of graces is a gift from Jesus 
whenever we trust in Him.
"Then Jesus said, Make the men sit down". Now there was much grass in the place. The men therefore sat down in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves and when He had given thanks, He distributed to them that were set down. In like manner also of the fishes, as much as they would. And when they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain lest they be lost." They gathered up therefore and filled twelve baskets wit the fragments of the five barley loaves which remained over and above to them that had eaten.
The Gospel of John 6:10-13
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible