Meditations

Video Practice: Lectio Divina: ‘A Bud Shall Blossom’

November 29, 2021

by Kathy Keary
The practice of Lectio Divina opens my heart to the special message that God has for me on a particular day. It is a way for God to communicate to me and it provides me with the opportunity to reflect on that and respond.

“The First Thanksgiving, 1621” was painted by Jean Leon Jerome Ferris between 1912 and 1915. Historians note that the scene depicted here is not historically accurate. The clothing worn by the Pilgrims is incorrect, the Wampanoag did not wear feathered war bonnets, nor would they have been sitting on the ground.

A Thanksgivings Day Reflection

November 23, 2021

A foundational task in the work of reconciliation is the healing of memories, Precious Blood Father Robert Schreiter wrote. To heal memories, though we must know the truth about our past. Thanksgiving is probably an ideal time to seek the truth about our origins as a nation.

Contemplative Life Video: Practicing Gratitude

November 22, 2021

We’re beginning a new feature in our series The Contemplative Life. Starting today, we will begin to offer videos in which we will walk the viewer through various types of contemplative prayer.

The Call to Compassion in Judaism

November 15, 2021

By Kathy Keary
“Jewish mysticism teaches that the face of God is imprinted on our hearts, and all we have to do is look within in order to know the truth and act accordingly” ~ Mirabai Starr

Taizé for November: Native American Heritage Month

November Taize: Celebrating Native American History Month

November 12, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a yearly opportunity to learn about native peoples and cultures, and to celebrate the gifts that they bring to our lives and society. Our November Taizé prayer will incorporate elements of Native American prayer. We will praise God and pray for healing among nations.

Photo © Zatletic | Dreamstime.com. “Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane,” altarpiece in church of Saint Matthew in Stitar, Croatia.

Building a Community of Hope

November 11, 2021

By Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, CPPS
It is easy to recognize and bemoan a lack of faithfulness in the world and even in our Church. It is much harder to express that recognition in a prayer that remains grounded in hope. Thank God we don’t have to pray alone.

Photo 61851109 / Holiday Stress © Cunaplus | Dreamstime.com

Family Matters #29: Stress and the Holidays

November 10, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make our stress levels soar! Let us look at how we can overcome overwhelming tension during what is supposed to be the most magical time of the year!

Contemplative Judaism

November 9, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Through the ages, humanity has exhibited an unquenchable thirst to know and be in communion with the Sacred One. Contemplative practices allow the fulfillment of this deep desire to be within our reach.

Members of Virginia-based A Mom’s Peace explain their ministry to families who have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth. They help the families grieve their loss with funerals and burials among other forms of support.

Respect Life Video Series: Grieving Miscarriages or Stillbirths

November 4, 2021

Members of Virginia-based A Mom’s Peace explain their ministry to families who have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth. They help the families grieve their loss with funerals and burials among other forms of support.

Fr. Tim Coday updated the community on his ministry in the Tanzanian missions at a presentation Oct. 25, 2021 at Precious Blood Renewal Center in Liberty, Missouri.

Tanzanian Mission Talk

November 2, 2021

Fr. Tim Coday updated the community on his ministry in the Tanzanian missions at a presentation on Oct. 25, 2021, at Precious Blood Renewal Center in Liberty, Missouri.

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