On the wall in my living room is a framed poster of St. John Paul II, there are tickets to the Mass in Central Park and a t-shirt from being "ushers" in Yonkers. In the cabinet is a bottle of water blessed by him at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers. My husband saw the helicopter … Continue reading Dignity, Vocation and a deeper understanding
Tag: On the Dignity and Vocation of Women
Proverbs 31 – On Being a good Woman
When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize. She brings him good, and not evil, all the days of her life. She obtains wool and flax and works with loving hands. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her … Continue reading Proverbs 31 – On Being a good Woman
This is by far my favorite week of the Liturgical year. It is our Salvation represented in glorious display. We begin this week proclaiming Jesus as our King, laying palms at his feet as he rides into Jerusalem on an ass. And by the end of the week we'll be shouting Crucify him with gusto, … Continue reading Holy Week
NOTE: The excerpt from "On the Dignity and Vocation of Women" is long - the most important bit (to me) has been highlighted (bold/italics). Please feel free to skip down to that, then read my personal comments. In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, … Continue reading Motherhood/Nurturing
John Paul II
To all who are passionately dedicated to the search for new “epiphanies” of beauty so that through their creative work as artists they may offer these as gifts to the world. - Letter to Artists, St. John Paul II 1999 When John Paul II passed away in 2005 I watched his Funeral Mass on EWTN. … Continue reading John Paul II
I've gotta find my original copy of On the Dignity and Vocation of Women. So after Ruth gave me the copy I set it aside for a while. I got married, moved, started a new ministry and needed to have a more open heart. I needed to be ready to read what the Church's teaching … Continue reading women!
GOOD Friday Yes it is.This is the one day - the only day of the year that Mass is not celebrated. The Communion Service is so beautiful. So beautiful. The Readings for the day are deeply meaningful and rich to be savored. April 18th will forever be a Feast Day (though today will be a … Continue reading Good Friday?