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Part 2 - Wounded, Scarred, and Radiant

Content Warning: medical trauma, birth trauma, mental health, suicidal ideation This is the second part in a 2-part essay. For the first...

In Our Heaviness

Life is heavy and I’m not okay. The emotional impact of the past two years of infertility has caught up with me. The loss of our unborn...

A Woman for All Women

The older I get, the more I appreciate the rich heritage of female examples that I come from. My great-great grandmothers who emigrated...

This is enough, Lord!

Today’s Readings “This is enough, Lord! There have been times when I just want to say that. When I am witness to extreme pain,...

The True Bread from Heaven

Today’s Readings Sometimes when we read the Bible or hear Scripture at Mass, we can feel disconnected or that the events we are hearing...

A Church that Loves

Today’s Readings “I’m useless.” “My mental illness makes me a burden.” “Until I’m healed, I don’t have anything to offer those around...

Still...You Carry Us

My God, My God, how majestic is your name in all the earth! I will glory in the Lord all my earthly days; Let the praise of God’s name be...

Give Light to Every Sorrow

Oh Lord Who created the heavens and the earth and all they contain Whose hand crafted every fiber of every being Who sees and knows every...

The Rejected Good Shepherd

Today's Readings Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, His mercy endures forever! In today’s first reading, St. Peter proclaims...

What happened to the lilies

What happened to the lilies outside the Tomb When Easter morning was over? After witnessing the Resurrection, Did they simply fade away?...

Jesus is Compassionate...Again

Today's Readings Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We...

Guided to Grace

This morning I had a rare opportunity for a prayer time, courtesy of the dog. She woke my husband and me up promptly at 6 am, panting and...

Healing Hurts

2020 began for me with what I believed to be a clogged duct from breastfeeding. A painful occurrence to be sure, and that eventually...