Monthly Archives: August 2015

Let the Sea Roar

Psalm 96 is well known for its beauty and support of praise. This might be one of the psalms that St. Ignatius might have meditated on and moved him to believe that we are created to praise, honour and serve … Continue reading

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Doers, Not Hearers

In the Second Reading today, James 1 says that we should be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. Our faith should move us to action. St. Ignatius knew this well, and it is at the … Continue reading

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Birthday Blessings

He must bring a warm pride to God’s heart as he engages in service in humble and small ways, improving life for so many others. Continue reading

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Thanking Enough

Today’s First Reading from 1 Thessalonians 3 asks a pertinent question: How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? I have just completed a one-week … Continue reading

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Beauty Balm

Beauty has a restorative quality to it that is indescribable. Immerse yourself in scenic tranquility ¬†and a serenity steeps your soul slowly, silently. Before you know it, a new person is brewed. Whatever stress you might have felt is shed. … Continue reading

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No Deceit

How would your closest friends describe you? Can you think of ten adjectives that are accurate for yourself? In today’s Gospel, Jesus declares that Nathanael, a man who has never met him is an Israelite in whom there is no … Continue reading

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Serve God

The Principal and Foundation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius say that we are created to love, honour and serve God. As I swung in a hammock this afternoon, I watched a hummingbird dart around the yard and then … Continue reading

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Splash of Colour

What is it that makes your heart leap? For me, there is something magnificent about the flash of colour or how the light dazzles a scene. Resting in a hammock during the golden hour, I watched the sun highlight the … Continue reading

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Do Not Press Me

Today’s first reading is the lovely story of Ruth and Naomi. Women will tell you that there is something sacred about the bonds that are created in friendship. This story exemplifies that connection as Ruth pleads Do not press me … Continue reading

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Carefully Dangerous

Where is home for you? Who are the people you call your tribe? Who allows you to be fully you? I have these amazing deep conversations with the people most important to me that nourish my soul. I am grateful … Continue reading

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