Tag Archives: Peace

Riches to Rags

One of the gifts of going on a pilgrimage is that you never know what will move you spiritually. You can anticipate significant sites being meaningful and memorable, but others impact you in surprising ways. The tomb of St Francis in the Papal Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, Italy was one such site on […]

Season of Hope and Peace

The hope of Christmas is ours. The angel said so to the shepherds in the field. “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the […]

How Do You Pray?

Spirituality has definitely changed over the last few decades, but no doubt, people still do pray. Most know that there is something bigger than us, and especially in dire times, we call on that higher power to come to our rescue. Although how we pray and to whom or what our prayers are directed differs […]

Timeless Message for Peace

“Throughout history, some level of unrest has existed. Since the creation of humanity and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, we’ve argued our differences, often to extreme outcomes. No one can deny that any pockets of peace our planet is currently experiencing are isolated and fragile. The extent of violence […]

Comfort Me, O Lord

On May 13, 1917, Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. She told the children that they would suffer because they offered to serve God. However, Mary said that the grace of God would be their comfort. God’s promise to comfort us is found throughout Scripture (Psalm 23:4, Isaiah 66 12-13, Zechariah 1:17, […]

Mini Mary Garden

My outside Mary garden is too cold to sit in at this time of year, so I created a little one for my desk. Being near it while meditating on the rosary or a scripture passage is peaceful. And I’m enjoying looking at it while working. I started with an interestingly shaped container from a […]

Presidential Prayer

Saint Theodora, also known as Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, arrived in the United States in 1842. The country’s political atmosphere rocked with issues of injustice. Women had little to no rights, Native Americans, Irish immigrants, and Catholics were prohibited from entering many establishments or applying for many jobs, and slavery of people from Africa and […]

Daily Prayer for World Peace

We’re technologically and scientifically more advanced than we were a century ago, but we certainly aren’t any smarter. Where has all of this really gotten us? 100 years ago, Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal. She gave them a peace plan to share with all of us. Every step was to bring us […]

Peace Prayers Begin Today

Today we begin the year-long celebration honoring the 100 year anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Mary appeared to three shepherd children, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta in Fatima, Portugal beginning on May 13, 1917. She returned every month with a final sign, known as the Miracle of the Sun, on October 13, […]

When Lord?

Patience. I used to pray for patience, because I need an unlimited supply. Then someone pondered with me that perhaps, if we ask for patience, God gives us more opportunities to practice building on it. I stopped praying that prayer. I don’t really want more challenges. One thing we learn as we get older is that […]