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Wounded Healers

They're everywhere. In this age of COVID-19, of worry and sickness, of paralyzing fear and deepening sadness, these brave souls can be found on the front lines: wounded healers. I am one myself. It all began with a single book.
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Sustaining that Joyous Easter Feeling

COVID-19 prevented us from celebrating Easter as we normally would—which proved challenging. And the emotional high that comes from participating in this holy season is not necessarily meant to last all year, says Fr. Clifford Hennings. But it should! As Pope John Paul II once said, “We are the Easter people, and hallelujah is our song.”   Enjoy this short video from Friar Clifford!
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Everyday Resurrections: A Meditation on Easter

During the Easter season, I often ask workshop or retreat groups to name their own “small r” resurrections. I do so because it seems impossible to appreciate Jesus’ resurrection with a capital R without some grounding in our own experience.
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Lent with the Saints: The Beloved Disciple

Acts 10:34a, 37–43; Psalm 118:1–2, 16–17, 22–23; Colossians 3:1–4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b–8; John 20:1–9
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How Jesus' Disciples Handled Fear

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that's taken over our newsfeeds and our peace of mind, something even more discouraging has developed in its wake: fear. Father Roger Lopez, OFM, thinks of the disciples after the resurrection. They're isolated and afraid. But Jesus visits them in that room and says four words the disciples need to hear, "Peace be with you."
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Lent with the Saints: Mary Magdalene

Exodus 14:15—15:1 must always be used. Romans 6:3–11; Psalm 118:1–2, 16–17, 22–23; Gospel: Year A: Matthew 28:1–10; Year B: Mark 16:1–7; Year C: Luke 24:1–12
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The Way of the Cross: A Meditation for Lent

With COVID-19 disrupting our Holy Week celebrations, the Stations of the Cross, such a holy and somber exercise, is impossible to participate in this year. May this walk with Jesus lead us closer to God's loving heart.
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Lent with the Saints: Mary

Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Psalm 31:2, 6, 12–13, 15–16, 17, 25; Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9; John 18:1—19:42
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Lent with the Saints: John Paul II

Exodus 12:1–8, 11–14; Psalm 116:12–13, 15–16, 17–18; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26; John 13:1–5
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Lent with the Saints: The Suffering Servant

Isaiah 50:4–9a; Psalm 69:8–10, 21–22, 31, 33–34; Matthew 26:14–25
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