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  • How the Season of Fall Can Inspire Our Prayer

    Rachel Forton - Sep 21, 2021
    In many ways, this tension between bounty and death is reminiscent of the spiritual life. We thank God for His many gifts and at the same time, we are asked to let go of all that is no longer for us.That is the invitation of fall-inspired prayer – to find Jesus within and let His life inspire ours.
  • Seven Sorrows of Mary: Accompanying Jesus On His Way to the Cross

    Jeannie Ewing - Sep 16, 2021
    We can grieve with the Heart of Mary. We know she reflected deeply upon everything her Son endured throughout His life, likely knowing that it would end in death. Because of that, what Jesus suffered, Mary also suffered. And this is true of those who love both Jesus and Mary. We can be assured that, as we turn to them in our darkest and most despondent moments, they genuinely accompany us, unseen but present, through every loss and every pain.
  • From Death to Life: The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

    Fr. Mike Liledahl - Sep 14, 2021
    By death Christ conquered death. The Cross is central to the Christian life, but why do we celebrate it in September? Fr. Michael reflects on the history and meaning of this great feast.
  • Celebrating the Nativity of Mary: Her Life, Vocation, and Fiat

    Gillian Weyant - Sep 8, 2021
    On the eighth of September, the Catholic Church celebrates one of the most well-known feasts of the liturgical year: the feast of the Nativity of Mary, the Mother of God.  This feast provides us with a wonderful opportunity to consider the meaning of Mary’s life.  While we can consider the feast in terms of the event of Mary’s birth in and of itself, we can also take this opportunity to think about the meaning of Mary’s life, of her vocation, and ultimately of her...
  • 5 Ways to Teach Children to Pray

    Kimberly Timmerman - Sep 2, 2021
    “Let the Children come to me…” Jesus’ words seem so simple yet reveal deeper meaning, especially upon closer contact with children. Childhood is a miraculous stage of life. So much is learned, desired, explored and so quickly. With some tailoring, these suggestions to teach children to pray can be adapted to the age, personality, and challenges of each child. 
  • Why We Should Turn To Our Lady of Czestochowa To Teach Us Hope

    Kimberly Timmerman - Aug 31, 2021
    The image of Our Lady of Czestochowa gives great consolation to be able to unite our own sufferings, wounds and scars with hers. This blog reflects on the history of the image and how we should ask with renewed hope to be able to unite our sufferings and labors with Christ, confident that she will protect us and bring us closer to her Son, Jesus.
  • Remembering St. Augustine

    Josh Florence - Aug 26, 2021
    Josh Florence reflects on the Confessions of St. Augustine and, in particular, the role of memory in the spiritual life.
  • Holy Days of Obligation: Celebrating the Major Events in Christ’s Life

    Fr. Mike Liledahl - Aug 20, 2021
    Fr. Michael Liliedahl discusses the meaning and importance of Holy Days of Obligation in the Church as celebrations of the events of the life of Christ and His mother. 
  • A Sacrament of Healing, Unity, & Strength: Anointing of the Sick

    John Kubasak - Aug 17, 2021
    The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick provides grace, healing, unity, and strength to endure sufferings. It is valuable in many circumstances not limited to one's end of life and can be received many times. John Kubasak explains the many graces that come from receiving an anointing.
  • A Reflection on the Glorious Mysteries

    Jeannie Ewing - Aug 5, 2021
    During the month of August we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, the 4th Glorious Mystery. In today's post, Jeannie Ewing provides reflections for the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary during this month of August.
  • 6 Saints To Celebrate This August

    Hannah Crites - Aug 3, 2021
    Grit, humility, and resilience is a common theme in the lives of the saints whose feasts we celebrate in August. When the world seemed to be in turmoil and seemed lost, they persisted. Now, the whole church recognizes them for their virtue and how they lived their lives. 
  • How do we make our home a place, another Bethany, where Jesus is welcome?

    Sara and Justin Kraft - Jul 29, 2021
    Sara and Justin Kraft reflect on Luke 10:38-42 and how we can invite Jesus to be our friend, always welcome in our homes. 
  • Cultivating the Virtue of Hospitality

    Kenzie Worthing - Jul 27, 2021
    Hospitality is not merely the invitation to come over to your home or to an event you are hosting, but hospitality is a virtue modeled throughout the Sacred Scriptures that we are called to implement and imitate in our own lives. 
  • Living Life as a Pilgrim: An Attitude of Pilgrimage in Everyday Life

    Jeannie Ewing - Jul 22, 2021
    The concept of spiritual exile is akin to Christian life as a pilgrimage. For many, we vaguely accept the notion that we’re called to “carry our crosses,” but more often than not, this is merely a cliché we use to define our creed. In some ways, the concept of carrying a cross tailor-made for us becomes a way to identify our superiority, or even perceived martyrdom, rather than a path carved for us that radically transforms us.
  • How to Keep the Sabbath Holy Through Rest, Prayer, and Leisure

    Jeannie Ewing - Jul 20, 2021
    Jeannie Ewing writes on how to incorporate rest, prayer, and leisure into the celebration of the Sabbath day.
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