Devotions

The King of Mercy Is Coming

The King of Mercy Is Coming

"I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.”...
November 29, 2022
Already Ablaze in My Heart

Already Ablaze in My Heart

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” // Luke 12:49 The Readings today are vivid in promise and imagery. Saint...
October 20, 2022
Dwell and Reign in Me

Dwell and Reign in Me

“The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” // Matthew 23:12 Ten minutes before Mass, I knelt...
March 15, 2022
Every Good and Perfect Peace

Every Good and Perfect Peace

All good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change. // James...
February 15, 2022
The Way of Perfect Surrender

The Way of Perfect Surrender

I was recently impressed by the serene and confident gaze of an image of Our Lady. How consoling it is to think about this heroic and all-loving, ever-faithful mother. She...
August 15, 2021
Only Jesus

Only Jesus

We called her “Snazzy,” short for “Sister Nazzy,” short for Sister Mary Nazarene. I loved this tiny, Birkenstock-wearing sister with a walker and a smile bigger than her. Shortly after...
November 02, 2020
Heart of Mine, Be at Peace

Heart of Mine, Be at Peace

Heart of mine, why are you restless? You scurry about and disperse yourself in freneticism and abandon yourself to the ever-spinning gerbil wheel of attention and approval seeking. You hurry...
October 17, 2020
Familiar Love

Familiar Love

My older brother loves a simple Vietnamese soup my mother makes. The soup is so seemingly uncomplicated that no restaurant would ever serve it. We had it frequently in our...
September 17, 2020
Enfolded and Restored in His Love

Enfolded and Restored in His Love

When I was first coming back to the faith, I was almost incredulous at the goodness and kindness of the people I was meeting in the Church. I was particularly...
August 04, 2020