• RAFFAELLO Sanzio (b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)

    Lent Video Three – Absorbed into the Teacher’s Way

    When Jesus called his first disciples, he didn’t invite them just to attend his public lectures, but to join him, to live with him, to share meals with him, to pray with him, to teach with him, and to serve the poor with him. To share life with him. The image above depicts Jesus’ call […]

  • “Christ in the House of Martha and Mary,” 1628, by Jan Bruegel and Peter Paul Rubens. National Gallery of Ireland

    Out of Contemplation Grows Action

    By Kathy Keary “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” —Matthew 11:28 The stress in our world today can be overwhelming. We find no solace by turning on the news to learn the latest developments of the pandemic that is wreaking havoc not only across the […]

  • Guided Meditation — ‘I Call You My Friend’

    Lent Video Two — Guided Meditation: ‘I Call You My Friend’

    The Season of Lent always invites us to encounter God on a deeper, more personal level. Today, Fr. Ron Will is going to lead you in a guided meditation. Today we will be doing more than wading in a shallow pool. We will step into the deep waters of relationship. We will move beyond reciting […]

  • When Your Soul Yearns and Pines

    By Kathy Keary In this article, we will reflect on the Sacred Word that speaks of divine love, God’s desire to be in communion with us, and the yearning in our heart to find the living God deep within. It might be helpful for you to read out loud the Scripture passages that are referenced. […]

  • Lent Video One — God’s Invitation: Turn to Me

    The mission statement for Precious Blood Renewal Center declares that this is “a safe and sacred place for healing and hope, reconciliation and renewal.” The challenge we face today is how to invite folks into this sacred place when so many of us are under orders to stay home, to shelter in place and to […]

  • It’s All About the Kiss

    By Kathy Keary Just picture it: God kissing your soul before placing it in your body. Isn’t that beautiful? This is how some mystics through the ages have spoken about divine union. With that kiss, God placed in each of us a desire for communion with the divine. Throughout life we have a recollection of […]

  • An Invitation to Something New

    An Invitation to Something New

    By Kathy Keary The most transforming event of my life remains when my daughter and I lost our house and the majority of our belongings in a fire eighteen years ago. As I drove away from the remains of our once-cozy home, I wholeheartedly knew that I was embarking on a life-changing spiritual journey. I […]

  • A stunning image: Pope Francis on a lonely pilgrimage

    ROME — A stunning photo of Pope Francis on a lonely pilgrimage. Seemingly alone, Francis in fact walks with the entire Catholic community, the community of all believers and of all people of good will. It is a symbol of our times. With Italy on lockdown and Rome streets almost deserted, Pope Francis left the […]

  • What is a Silent Directed Retreat? Part 4

    By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS Here we go with our next installment in this series about silent directed retreats. In Part 1, we talked about what a directed retreat is, and in Parts 2 and 3, we looked at some expectations about prayer during the retreat. Let’s continue to look at prayer, but from an […]

  • A Yes for Humanity: One Step Closer to Nuclear Disarmament

    Note: Due to the Corona virus, all programs at Precious Blood Renewal Center are suspended until further notice. Check this page for status updates. This year marks 75 years since the first nuclear weapons were dropped on Japan. The devastation horrified the world. And yet, the threat of nuclear action remains all too present. Dominican […]