Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Eucharistic Revival Series: Transformed by the Eucharist

Many years ago, one of my teacher colleagues touched me deeply with her story.  You see, in her own words, she was a true ugly duckling.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Our Power as God’s Co-Workers

It never ceases to amaze me how the Holy Spirit teaches me through everyday experiences. Recently, He “spoke” to me through the words of Sacred Scripture. In the morning reading for Mass that day, I read, “For we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor 3:9)

Eucharistic Revival Series: A Deeper Perception

During the years I taught in a classroom, I became aware that if I was going to teach my students, I had to know how they thought.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Created Out of Love

When I was about seven or eight, I had the most joyous experience of planting dahlia bulbs. As my dad supervised his “farmer-to-be,” I questioned whether something so dry and dead could turn into flowers.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Superheroes for the Eucharist

I had the wonderful experience of recently binge-watching the Netflix series “Flash” with my 11-year-old Godson.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Unmasking the Reality

I learned a very important lesson many, many years ago about the difference between real and pretend.

Eucharistic Revival Series: The Ultimate Gift of Self

I originally shared this story in an article in 2019, but I think it is worth being repeated. A young couple, Patricia and Tom, with a four-year-old named Jim excitedly awaited the birth of another child.

Eucharistic Revival Series: ALL Is Gift

ALL is gift. As I type this short and pithy saying, I am reminded of the woman who originally told me that statement many, many years ago.

Eucharistic Revival Series: The Living Presence

When I was in college, and before I became a religious Sister, I had a unique experience with faith. I was assigned to a special school that taught children with multiple disabilities.

Top Ten Ways to Open to the Holy Spirit: Practice Praise and Thanksgiving, and Desire the Inspirations

Once upon a time, a wealthy young couple in Italy during the 13th century was eagerly awaiting the birth of a child. The mother prepared the baby’s room and the father bragged that his child was going to be the best looking, most intelligent child in the kingdom.

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