Recent Reflections

 

What is the The Way to Happiness?: Family Reflection Video

In his novel The Great Divorce, the lay theologian C.S. Lewis imagined the arrival of a soul to the afterlife. Lewis describes Hell as a dingy place where it’s always twilight and people are quarrelsome. In his description of Hell, Lewis says that whenever they want, the souls in Hell can make...

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A Mother’s Desire: Family Reflection Video

There is a legend of a man who got lost in the desert and was dying of thirst. He stumbled upon an abandoned house. Outside the dilapidated, deserted shack was a pump. He rushed forward and began pumping furiously but in vain. Then he noticed a jug of water along with a note which read: “You...

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Ask Not What God Can Do for You, but What You Can Do for God: Family Reflection Video

Sixty-two years ago, I, along with tens of thousands of young adults, responded to the invitation of President John F. Kennedy who in a speech said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." I joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Chile to help a country...

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Appreciating Each Other: Family Reflection Video

Our God is an awesome God who keeps his covenantal relationship of love with us. However weak and sinful we are, God sees the good in us and forgives. Recently, I came across an inspiring story that is said to have been featured in a TV documentary about Apartheid several years ago.

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Standing Alongside Mary in Sickness and in Health

Recently, in his message for the 29th commemoration of World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis entrusted not only those who suffer sickness, but also healthcare workers and caregivers, to Mary, calling her “Mother of Mercy and Health of the Infirm”. 

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Invite Them In

Still need ideas for observing Lent with your family? Anni Harry discusses a different, intentional way to approach the season.

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Confession - Be Healed! Family Rosary Video

.A great blessing of my life has been to have served at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France for 3 years. I returned to reside in the U.S. at the beginning of last year – I’m sure Mother Mary wanted to bring me home during COVID!

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Ask, Seek, Knock: A Family Reflection Video

Imagine Jesus standing at a door with a lantern in his hand and the verse from Revelation 3, Verse 20: “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him and he with me.”

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Praying The Patience of Lent

Years ago, it fell to me to clean out our family home. Anyone who has performed this chore knows that it can be a painstaking task. It took longer than anticipated, actually, longer than I wanted it to take.

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e-Books

 

Why is Lent 40 Days?

A Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent
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Transform Your Family This Lent

Each year, the Church gives us the Lenten season to help us reorient our lives toward God.
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5 Last-Minute Lenten Practices

There are several quick things that can be incorporated last-minute as a Lenten practice...
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Lent Tree

What is a Lent Tree?
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Activities

As you and your family journey through Lent, we offer a few recipes to
help you abstain from meat. May the sacrifice of meatless meals, guide
your family to grow in holiness together.

Tuna Casserole

Not Your Mother's Tuna Casserole...
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Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

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New England Clam Chowder

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Yellow Rice

With Black Beans and Corn...
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Enchiladas

Meatless Enchiladas
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Spinach, Shrimp, and Tomato Pasta

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Minestrone Soup

A simple healthy soup...
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Shrimp and Cabbage Stir-Fry

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