• Facilitating Circles for Compassionate Communication

    Circles hold the power to create a harmonious environment fostering a spirit of peace and understanding of others. by Kathy Keary The richness of communicating in a circle has been known since ancient times when people gathered around a fire to keep warm and safe and to cook their food. From this history, the circle […]

  • The Play of Light: A Meditation

    The following video was created by photographer Winterbottom and the music composed by Danyal Dhondy. You can use these brilliant images and beautiful music as a visual mediation. Just turn off the lights, watch, listen and then sit in silence for several minutes. No words necessary. Stained glass time lapse, Washington National Cathedral from Colin […]

  • Support and encouragement for people living with chronic illness

    By Kathy Keary The Circle of Love was created to provide support, encouragement and hope in a safe environment for people living with chronic illnesses. When people realize that they are not alone in their struggle, they often experience a sense of relief and encouragement. We begin each session with meditative prayer. Meditative prayer is […]

  • We are baptized for mission

    Fr. Thomas Reese is a Jesuit priest, former editor of America magazine. and now a news columnist for Religion News Service. He is best known for his analysis of politics and public policy from a faith perspective and for his commentary on issues in the Catholic church. Every once in awhile he writes a column […]

  • Advent: Welcoming Jesus, the refugee

    By The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach The story we tell at Christmastime of the Holy Family is not so different from the story of families today. There was no welcome in Bethlehem for the Holy Family after their long journey, so they were forced to sleep in a barn (Lk 2:7). Violence and […]

  • A Taste of Advent Resources

    We would, of course, like to see you at our Advent Day of Prayer on Dec. 14, when we’ll be guided through Matthew’s infancy narrative by Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S., but we also recognize there are many resources available for doing deeper into Advent, this most spiritual of seasons. Here’s a short list of some […]

  • You live on stolen land: a true Thanksgiving story

    By Dennis Coday A teacher who was a guest on a  National Public Radio show Nov. 24 described a scene I could remember from my childhood and my children’s elementary days too. Michelle Portera, an 18-year veteran teacher described how she used to celebrate Thanksgiving in her first grade classrooms: You make the Native American […]

  • Renewal Center Hosts RCIA retreats

    By Dennis Coday This year the Renewal Center offered two days of reflection for RCIA sponsors and inquirers from parishes in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. About 65 people attended the November 2 event, which was presented by Precious Blood Fr. Ron Will, Director of Spirituality for […]

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    Parent Café opens at Renewal Center

    By Dennis Coday Precious Blood Resource Services and Precious Blood Renewal Center are teaming up to help people faced with the challenges (and joys!) of raising children. The two provincial ministries will be hosting Parent Cafes that are open to anyone who has the responsibility of raising children: parents, grandparents, foster parents, aunts and uncles, […]

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    Lectors are God’s mouthpiece

    By Fr. Ron Will CPPS Scripture is a door through which you can experience God “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the one who brings good news, announcing salvation.” —Isaiah 52:7 God longs to speak to his people. Lectors are his mouthpiece. If you’ve accepted the responsibility to be a lector, do […]