I’ve told this story before.  The story of sitting on the riverbank of the Mississippi at the White House in Saint Louis, Missouri.   How that the sun was shinning, the birds singing, the river flowing it’s long easy strides.   That I was sitting there meditating on being thankful and howContinue Reading

The other day I was having a conversation with someone about being Holy.   My friend Jamie loaned me a book about this topic (How to Be Holy: First Steps to Becoming a Saint, Peter Kreeft) and it has been heavily on my mind.  While we were talking a few otherContinue Reading

“For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and discovering my true self.” – Thomas Merton A reflection on thereadings for Daily Mass 2016-2-23 This quote from Thomas Merton continuesContinue Reading

Such a simple line from tomorrow’s gospel.  It really triggers some thoughts from the books I am reading, the scriptures I am studying, and even some of the discussions I’ve been a part of.  It’s funny how the Holy Spirit works that way, eh?  “Take care and guard against allContinue Reading

Tonight I attended a Spanish Mass at our Parish.  Both to work on my Spanish listening skills and toattempt to build some friendships and familiarity with a part of the Parish that I often do not get to see.  I have several friends who come to daily Mass or whoContinue Reading