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Getting Ready

Posted by Michelle Vidal

One good way to prepare ourselves for Christ's return is to make a point of examining our consciences every evening before bed. St. Ignatius of Loyola developed a simple method of prayerfully reviewing the day in a way which will help you grow spiritually, as well as help you ... Read More »

What is more important?

Posted by Michelle Vidal

We often get so busy in our lives that we allow ourselves to keep putting our prayer life on the 'back burner'. Jesus tells us that, though service to others is very important, making the time for prayer and and taking the time to develop our relationship with Him is ... Read More »

Simple Really

Posted by Michelle Vidal

"Do you love Me?""Follow Me."

It may not be easy; but it is simple. As Peter and the apostles said in response to the Sanhedrin's orders to stop teaching in Jesus' name:"We must obey God rather than men."

A Different Perspective

Posted by Michelle Vidal

Often when we hear the parable of the Prodigal Son, we will identify with one of the sons. We either recognizing ourselves in the younger son - the one asking for mercy; or the older son - the proud, angry brother who not only doesn't recognize the gifts he has received ... Read More »

Into the Desert

Posted by Michelle Vidal

How will this Lent be different for you?

Be creative. Spend the next 40 days wisely and perhaps focus on just one thing in your life that needs to change. Put a new spin on the traditional practices of Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving.

For example:

Prayer.  Prayer can be ... Read More »

Do whatever He tells you.

Posted by Michelle Vidal

        "Jesus told them, 'Fill the jars with water.' So they filled them to the brim." And then look what happened! The water became wine! And just as Jesus transformed plain water into the very best wine, He can transform our lives.

        Sometimes, we come ... Read More »

"Let the children come to me..."

Posted by Michelle Vidal

We are challenged to live as children of the Kingdom. We are challenged to put complete trust and faith in our Father. Do you put in the time to grow in your knowledge of Christ’s teachings? Do you work at increasing your devotion to His ways? Do you remain ... Read More »

It's About Trust

Posted by Michelle Vidal

Probably one of the most difficult things for us to do is to 'take nothing for the journey', and trust in God's power to provide for our needs.  Again, the Gospel reminds us to have faith. Every day, try to depend more on God's providence. 

Themes of the Preparatory Catechesis for WMOF

Posted by Michelle Vidal

1 Created for Joy

We are more than an accident of evolution. We are greater than the sum of our biology. God exists. He is good. He loves us. He made us in his image to share in his joy. He takes an active hand in our lives. He ... Read More »

Corpus Christi

Posted by Michelle Vidal

Take a moment to reflect...

Do you believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist you encounter and receive at Mass? If not, why not? What do you need to do to move beyond your unbelief? If you do believe in the Real Presence, do you act accordingly? Can ... Read More »