My family spent last night at the Holy Thursday liturgy at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. The bilingual service was a beautiful coming together of people and cultures who want to accompany Jesus in his agony and worship him as Lord. I wrote this Gospel reflection for Catholic Mom… Continue reading Staying Awake with Jesus
Friends, Ash Wednesday is here, and I invite you to join me in the Living the Word Lent Reading Plan. The free PDF of the reading plan was provided by Ave Maria Press. Please join the Joyful Momentum Facebook group for short video reflections about the readings. I'm hosting a Zoom gathering on Sunday nights… Continue reading Lent – A Bible Study Invitation
Friends, I was recently interviewed on the Catholic Momcast with Lisa Hendey, the founder of Catholic Mom and Maria Johnson, the author of Our Lady of Charity and My Badass Book of Saints. It was such a fun conversation with laughter and tears. We talked about my book Joyful Momentum and several speaking and writing… Continue reading Recent Interview on the Catholic MomCast
One of the things I like to do with very familiar passages like this one is dive into the passage’s specifics. It can be easy to gloss over words like “nard” and “denarii”, but by looking more closely at them, we can find surprising meanings and connections.
We are womb to tomb people. In January we pray and we march to protect life in the womb, and hopefully life in all its stages, too. How often, though, do we really embrace the beauty and dignity of dying? More specifically do we ever take the time to think of the moments after life leaves our bodies? Do we ponder being prepared for burial?
Jesus had just performed yet another miracle in raising Lazarus from the dead, garnering more believers with each miracle. When this news reached the Pharisees and the chief priests, a meeting of the Sanhedrin was called. Instead of being open to what God was revealing through his son, these leaders felt threatened.