Prayer and Respectful Relationships

Most of the time, we are in active relationship with those for whom we pray regularly, so we are always faced with the question,  “Am I myself hindering in some way the working of God’s Spirit in this person’s life?  Am I coming across as anxious or unfaithful or judgmental or controlling or, worst of all, unloving and […]

Likewise, wives…Likewise, husbands: I Peter 3

In the same spirit [likewise! See chapter 2:21-25] you married women should adapt yourselves to your husbands, so that even if they do not obey the Word of God they may be won to God without any word being spoken, simply by seeing the pure and reverent behavior of you, their wives….Similarly, you husbands should […]

An Aside On the Feast of Corpus Christi

I want to share with you today the Meditation from Magnificat–a brief portion of the journal of Elisabeth Leseur (d. 1914), a French married laywoman whose cause for canonization is underway: “(I participate now in) more frequent communion since circumstances now make it possible.  The Holy Eucharist is indeed food for the soul; to say […]