Our Shrine

On the occasion of the 95th Anniversary of the Shrine of St Joseph “‘Abandoned’ means to be rejected, left alone, overlooked”[1] We are a place for healing – to not only allow but accept the “rejected”, to not only tolerate but include the “left alone”, to not only accommodate but embrace the “overlooked”.   “‘Apostle’Continue reading “Our Shrine”

The Parable of Going the Wrong Way the Right Way

Living a blessed life is being able to go the wrong way the right way. Who of these travelers is living a blessed life? A traveler realizing she is going the wrong way, and will be very late for her meeting, panics and makes the next right off the highway deciding to take local roadsContinue reading “The Parable of Going the Wrong Way the Right Way”

The Beatitudes

Blessed are the weary, for they will have rest.   Blessed are the builders of bridges, for they will be received.   Blessed are the stewards, for they will be sated.   Blessed are the givers, for they will be forgiven.   Blessed are the searchers, for they will be found.   Blessed are theContinue reading “The Beatitudes”

Acceptance

It is not always about change; it is about transformation. Being one expands my range – fulfillment is in transition.   Of course, I will never be the same; and, indeed, I may be different. Being one expands my heart’s claim – contentment is embracing bent.   Some strive to make it happen; rather thanContinue reading “Acceptance”

Forgiveness

The heart of forgiveness is mercy. The key to embracing forgiveness is embracing healing atonement.   Forgiveness cannot be demanded. “Woe is me” and “it’s because of you” wallows in the past and holds me back.   Mercy is love just for the asking. It does not require permission – “I’m sorry” is completed withContinue reading “Forgiveness”