A Garden Unfinished

By Carolyn. Originally published in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, May 28th 2016. Reproduced here with permission from the author. O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy...

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Belonging

By Theresa. We are currently in the midst of a loneliness epidemic in the western world. I've heard about research that has come out recently regarding this subject, but unfortunately, the media aren't reporting on it very much. I'm sure, though, that you feel it...

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The Rejected Bride

By Esther Caswell, reprinted with permission from her blog. Jesus, we need to talk. Like the prophets of old or the Psalmist, I need answers to my complaint. My heart is racked in pain. I need you to answer me. Hope in you becomes my instrument of torture in this...

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Activities for When You’re Home During the Day

By Hettie Howlett. Being home and not knowing what to do during the day can be overwhelming and depressing. But it’s a great opportunity to do things that full-time workers often intend to do but never quite make the time. Here are some suggestions that I have found...

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Wait for It – It Will Surely Come

By Girasol. A few months ago in prayer, I kept hearing the words "wait for it." I sensed that it was part of a longer passage I had heard at some point in life. I figured that it might be somewhere in scripture but I had no idea where. Thanks to modern technology and...

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I am the Resurrection and the Life

By Michaela. It was one year since I left the monastery. I knelt on the stone floor of the retreat center chapel, my Bible opened to the Gospel of John, chapter 11. The story of the raising of Lazarus.  It seemed fitting to spend some time with this moment in Jesus...

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Book Review – You Need a Budget

You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham Reviewed by Onie Woolahan. Studies show that the vast majority of people in the Western world do not learn how to handle money when they are growing up. And if your experience was anything like mine, you did not learn about handling...

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The Cloister of Illness

The Cloister of Illness

As I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible, my will submits with good grace, although nature seems greatly distressed, for God has not given me such strength as to bear, without repugnance, the constant struggle against illness while...

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Cotton Balls in the Fruit Bowl

(And other hints from convents, homes and work hovels.) By Rosie Gertie.  Do you need a sure-fire way to keep the fruit flies away? Are you having trouble getting rid of those persistent hiccups? Drats, you spilled raspberry juice on the front of your white blouse!...

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Community Novena Archives!

A huge thank you to those who joined us in the novena during June 2019! We've now archived the prayers and condensed them into one page so that you can come back and pray the novena whenever you wish. This page can be found here.   Hello Everyone! You're invited...

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