Category Archives: Spiritual

An invitation to dialogue with our LGBTQ sisters and brothers

Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity by James Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very insightful and wonderfully written book that I highly … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters of Penance

I spent the last several days here at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA with nearly forty Secular Franciscan sisters and brothers. We learned a great deal about multiculturalism and diversity. It was a great conference in a wonderful setting. … Continue reading

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Love yourself and love your life

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a real page turner. Mixing humor, practical wisdom and actual experience this book … Continue reading

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Ave Maria Gratia Plena, Dominus Tecum

During Lent I began a process of trying to remove toxicity from my life. Lent is always a time of new beginnings and since I don’t like giving up Chocolate and other goodies, I thought how can I get more … Continue reading

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The earth is risen too!

It is no mistake that Easter occurs in the spring and some years like this one it is later than others. This afternoon after lunch I took a walk in the woods here at Mount Irenaeus. All along the trail … Continue reading

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A blessing indeed

Original Blessing by Matthew Fox My rating: 5 of 5 stars An incredibly insightful book. This is a remarkable work and one that should leave the reader asking many questions about why the message of Jesus was hijacked by those … Continue reading

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Feeding yourself while feeding others

Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead by Sara Miles My rating: 5 of 5 stars Couldn’t put it down. It’s an incredibly well written book. I read her first book and was familiar with her. I also volunteer in … Continue reading

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