How to cope with crazy holiday gatherings

November 21, 2023

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, CPPS.
Holiday family gatherings can sometimes be challenging to navigate. Here are a few strategies to help you cope with family situations you might find yourself in this holiday season.

Every Common Bush Afire With God

November 20, 2023

By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS
Photos of fall colors around the Renewal Center campus illustrate this meditation on encountering God in “every common bush,” a reference to Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem: “Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush is afire with God.”

Pain: Ignore it at your own peril

November 14, 2023

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S.
Given a choice, we would probably design a life that is pain-free. Unfortunately, pain is an unavoidable part of the human story. Those who study pain, physical, emotional or psychological, same the same thing: Ignore your pain at your own peril.

A Faith Perspective on the Death Penalty

November 13, 2023

Using personal histories, scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and social science, Fr. Mark Miller, CPPS, will guide us through the church’s evolving understanding of the death penalty.

November Taizé: We celebrate those upon whose shoulders we stand

November 6, 2023

This month, on All Souls Day, we celebrate all those upon whose shoulders we stand. We believe in the Communion of Saints, and those who have died continue to be part of our lives. They can pray with us. We can pray with them. Join Us.

Packing for the Eucharistic Journey

October 24, 2023

Presented by Vicky Otto, Executive Director of the Precious Blood Spirituality Institute.
The Eucharist calls us, the People of God, to be missionary disciples. Join us to explore what we need to pack (or repack) for our missionary journey.

Eucharist Is An Active Verb

October 17, 2023

by Elizabeth Madeo
Third in the series. Praying the prayers that Jesus prayed and hearing the Word dwelling among us, we are challenged to offer ourselves to be blessed, broken and given back, to give what we have received, to be Eucharist to others.

Boy Was My Face Red: Handling Embarrassment

October 13, 2023

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S.
One of the puzzle pieces of life that we experience much more often than we’d like is embarrassment. It’s unavoidable, and usually crops up when we least expect it. Here are strategies to minimize embarrassment.

Go in Peace: Becoming ‘Instruments of Communion’

October 3, 2023

Presented by Fr. Joseph Nassal, C.PP.S.
Explore how we become, in the words of Pope Francis, “Instruments of Communion “ and “credible witnesses” of the Real Presence when we serve “those who are poor, suffering, weary, or who may go astray.”

Encountering God’s Awesome Beauty

September 27, 2023

An Encounters of the Fourth Kind Video
By Fr. Ron Will, CPPS
I’m sure you’ve seen pictures earth taken from outer space. Or gazed yourself upon a full moon. As you admire the beauty of the night sky, allow gratitude to the creator to rise in your heart. This 10-minute meditation invites to experience the awesome beauty of God’s creation.


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