Invitation to Intimacy

Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Jesus gives his apostles final instructions at the last supper. He reminds them that they may ask the Father anything. Because of his intimate connection with… Continue reading

Well Beyond the Box

Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Because we have known other times of peace and prosperity, by comparison we would naturally prefer those times to our current time of danger and uncertainty.… Continue reading

The Art of Waiting

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter In our diocese, the Feast of the Ascension is celebrated this coming Sunday. But traditionally, today begins the countdown to Pentecost, the church’s first novena, nine… Continue reading


Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter “Are you sitting down?” When we hear these words, we are either filled with dread or excitement, although mostly dread. But sitting down is an appropriate… Continue reading

Show Your Work

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter “And when he comes (the Advocate) he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation: sin, because they do not believe in… Continue reading

In but not Of This World

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter All or nothing propositions tend to exacerbate an already heated issue, and can become more about the polarization and the divisiveness rather than the issue at… Continue reading

Discerning the Spirit’s Voice in Our Time

Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter We resume today Jesus’ last supper discourse, which curiously is also yesterday’s gospel reading on the Feast of St. Matthias. Jesus tells his disciples, “Love one… Continue reading

Chosen for Ministry as a Witness to the Resurrection

Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle Matthias was the Eleven’s plus one, a latecomer to the party, although present from the start and most importantly as “one who accompanied us the whole time the… Continue reading

The Vital Connection

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter Jesus introduces the image of vine and branches. This image highlights a more intimate connection between us and Jesus. As the vine and its branches share… Continue reading

Jesus’ Gift of Peace

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter In times of confusion, turmoil, and conflict, the relief we seek is simply the absence of confusion, turmoil, and conflict. But such an absence is not… Continue reading

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