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The Spirit of God in Our World

The Spirit of God in Our World

I recently participated in a full day retreat and at the end of the retreat we joined together for Mass.  The day was full and I hold many moments with deep gratitude.  The Prayers of the Faithful, however, reflected the work of the Spirit, especially...
Come and Have Breakfast

Come and Have Breakfast

Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.”  John 21:12 One of my favorite Bible passages comes at the end of the Gospel of John.  The recently risen Jesus is on the beach of the Sea of Tiberius while the disciples unsuccessfully fish.  Jesus yells...
What God Desires

What God Desires

“God is present to us at the deepest core of our being…God’s desires for us and our deepest desires are…not opposed but are one in the same.”Kevin O’Brien, The Ignatian Adventure What do you desire? This can be a challenging question for us to discern.  Is...
Savoring Experiences of Grace

Savoring Experiences of Grace

A few weeks ago, my 11 year-old son tested positive for COVID. A few days later, my parents tested positive with breakthrough cases. Ever since the virus emerged in our communities, I was concerned that these three people in particular would become infected. All at...