...must always be made in union with the story God is writing upon our hearts. Tonight, I won't be singing the Divine Mercy Chaplet prayer with Fr. Paul Yi and the Ascension Catholic Community I love so much. I look so forward to this all year. And I pray to be back soon...next … [Read more...] about Our best laid plans…..
"Where am I lukewarm, Lord? Show me that I may bring it to you to be healed so as to be ever more in union with You." Thinking about lukewarmness, the focus of today's novena intention, always first brings to my mind a well-known scripture reference: I know your works: You are neither cold nor … [Read more...] about Come, My Beloved, My Fair One – The Ninth Day of the Novena
Got a confession to make. I was so immersed Wednesday in preparing for a talk that I delivered yesterday...I FORGOT TO PRAY THE NOVENA. I recall that at 3 p.m. that day, I stopped my work for a moment to immerse in the Lord's Passion, remembering Him and thanking Him, then went back to my work … [Read more...] about Mercy and Purgatory – The Eighth Day of the Novena
Do you know someone that seems to somehow embody - physically and spiritually - in some way beyond mere words, the glorification of Christ's Mercy? By God's great Providence, I know several. It inspires my faith immeasurably to receive - to take within my being - the countenance, the holiness, … [Read more...] about Glorify My Mercy – The Seventh Day of the Novena
Oh to be a meek, humble soul completely immersed in His Mercy.... To be a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God Who takes delight in the fragrance.... I find each one of the Divine Mercy Novena prayers so moving and so beautiful, but The Sixth Day...WOW. Of all of the lovely … [Read more...] about Fragrance of Humility – The Sixth Day of the Novena
Today bring to Me the souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church, My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My … [Read more...] about His Heart Longs for You to Return to Him – The Fifth Day of the Novena
Whom among your loved ones are you most deeply concerned about? For whom do your tears fall, and your worries and fears threaten to engulf you? I've known these tears, fears and worries myself. And we all have that urge to DO SOMETHING when we are worried about a child, a spouse, a parent or … [Read more...] about Mercy, Hope and Healing for Lost Souls – The Fourth Day of the Novena
What a joyous, most blessed day today! The tomb is empty! While we are enjoying the most holy feast of our Christian faith, amid celebrations with delicious foods and fun in the company of family, friends, and precious little ones dressed in Easter finery, let us keep in heart and mind the reason … [Read more...] about Buona Pasqua! Christos Anesti! Happy Easter! – The Third Day of the Novena
Did you know that we have a holy responsibility to pray for priests and religious? Why do priests need our prayers? Aren't they holy enough? Holier than I? For more reasons than can be illuminated here, our priests, seminarians, deacons, and indeed all religious are a direct target of the evil … [Read more...] about Praying for Our Priests & Religious – The Second Day of the Novena
I invite you to join me in praying in song the nine day Divine Mercy Novena which starts today, Good Friday, and culminates on Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter. Powerful, beautiful prayer that draws us closer to the Heart of Christ, and through His Mercy and Love, radiates forth to … [Read more...] about Let’s Pray the Divine Mercy Novena Together – The First Day
It's time for a little makeover, ya'll... The Faith & Good Counsel Radio Show & The Voice & Vessel Podcast are being wrapped together into one neat little package as the newly freshened-up Faith & Good Counsel Show! I'm trying to work smarter, ya'll:) I do love my … [Read more...] about ‘Cause Sometimes You Really Need a “New ‘Do”!
I have three adult children. And, I must confess....I didn't want them to grow up. But alas, they did anyway. We've had our "moments" along this journey of growth and transition, and in learning just what that means for us in our relationship with each other in the newness of their … [Read more...] about Nurturing the Special Relationship between Parents and their Adult Children