Ash Wednesday is the kickoff of the season of Lent - and the ashes remind us that we are limited, finite and cannot do it all. This is a reason to celebrate!Read More
"[Christ is most present] "not during my hours of prayer...but rather in the midst of my daily occupations," ~Therese of LisieuxRead More
This very uninspiring title of "Ordinary time" is part of the rhythm of the church year. There are the "special" seasons - like Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter. But depending upon how many Sundays there are, 33 or 34 weeks within a calendar year are deemed "ordinary." Currently, we are in the 2nd week of ordinary time and will be so until Nov 29th when Advent kicks off a new church calendar year.
Ordinary is just so...ordinary: common, unexceptional, routine, average, mundane, standard, normal. When you hear the word "ordinary," what happens inside of you? A "bleh" or a "please!" Repulsion or relief? Disgust or delight?Read More