Every so often an argument comes to the surface on a key issue that cuts to the heart of the issue and sheds a powerful light of truth that is both timely and timeless. Even more powerful is when these arguments or truths come in the form of images that reach us at our core and sometimes fundamentally change the way we see the issues at hand.
The two images below, the first revealing the hor...
Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady is a way of sharing in the sorrows of Mary’s life.
There are seven sorrows of Mary.
The prophecy of Simeon
The flight into Egypt
Losing Jesus for three days when he was in the Temple
Meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary
Jesus' crucifixion and death
Jesus' being taken down from the Cross
Jesus being laid in the Tomb
It is the evening before the Disciples Investiture and I have just entered the Church for Holy Hour at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Three hours earlier, I had arrived in the Birmingham airport after a six-hour flight from California, having left my four young children in the care of my generous husband who wasn’t exactly sure what to think about what I was doing but supported...
“Hear and let it penetrate your heart, my dear little son: let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you. Let nothing alter your heart or your countenance. Also do not fear any illness or trouble, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the fold of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms?...