As you probably know this coming weekend, I will finish my journey that started about eight years ago when I entered the seminary. A part of the ordination I will lie prostrate on the floor, or I will lie flat on the floor face down. During this action, the Church will be praying the litany … Continue reading They will know us by our Love
How many of you have dogs? As I’m sure, you know dogs are usually good about responding to their given name. Especially a well-trained dog will respond to many commands. I had a golden retriever as a kid named Lucy, and we taught her to get our paper in the morning. She would go out … Continue reading Listen to the Shepherd’s Voice
When I was in my 3rdyear of seminary formation, I attended a retreat in Grand Coteauthe Jesuit spirituality center. The priest who I met with gave me a scripture passage to pray with every prayer period. I was given this passage from St. John and in my prayer, I felt the Lord asking me to put … Continue reading Do You Love Me?
When I was a Junior in High School, I went on what we called fall retreat with many other kids from St. Aloysius. I specifically remember going to confession while I was on this retreat. Instead of the normal both sit in the confessional or behind a screen the priest, and I walked and talked … Continue reading Encounter with God’s Mercy
Can you imagine what it was like for the disciples when they went to the tomb early in the morning? It would have been dark maybe the early morning sun was beginning to shine. Then they come to the tomb, and the stone has been role away than angels appeared to them and told them. "Why do you … Continue reading The Joy of Easter
Trust Fall Seniors I’m sure you remember the trust fall that we did at your senior retreat? I’m grateful for you who were in my group let me as well do the trust fall. I can tell you that I got some surprising responses from my friends when I showed them what I did. It … Continue reading Senior’s Last Mass
While I was on retreat, I would sit out every evening and contemplate God’s creation. There was this one swing that had a perfect view of the sunset no trees blocking the view or buildings or anything. One day I prayed with Isaiah 43 which I will read for you now. For I am … Continue reading “You are Precious and Honored, and I love you.”