That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
Go to any Catholic school website, listen to any Catholic school discussion, look at admissions materials, and you will discover something about Catholic identity. But what is it? In this podcast, we will explore the idea of Catholic identity, its relationship to the Catholic school mission, as expressed through it’s charism. Identity, mission, charism. Important…
For all those incarcerated in prison. Me and My family who are going through a tough time. Pray for my friend who is having a tough time right now. For success for our school’s sports teams. I ask prayers for a friar friend who is going through a tough time. I also ask prayers that…
For healing for a man in the hospital with extreme back pain. For the deceased members of the Dominican Order. For my great uncle who died today.
I always felt it might be a little economically foolish to leave 99% of your investments to go off in search of 1%. And yet, Jesus does just that. And in some ways, when there is one missing thing, we can obsess over it. Think of getting a 99 on a test. Isn’t it the case that a lot of time is spent thinking about the one wrong answer, and not the 99 we got right? For the sheep, the 99 were in the presence of the shepherd. They did not need to be found, because they were already. The story is quite different if we think of it from the point of view of the lost. When we are the one who strays from Jesus, we are very grateful that he always seeks us out.
For a young man hospitalized with depression. Prayer submitted November 6, 2019. Thank you for you offer of prayers. Please pray for Rodney Jarrett and his family and friends. Much appreciated!
Prayer warriors…I NEED YOU. My Mom has just been diagnosed with Metastatic Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer and has been given 3 -12 months. I am beyond devastated. I lost my dad a few years ago so my Mom is all I have left. Will you please pray for her, me and my family? Thank you.…
Please keep a parish youth minister, in prayer. He is currently in the hospital for what is believed to have been a stroke. Let’s lift up he and his wife during this difficult time. Prayer submitted November 4, 2019. For an end to gun violence. Prayer submitted on November 4, 2019.
It is interesting that today’s gospel story of Zacchaeus could be seen as a summary of the entire gospel. The mission of Jesus is quite interesting, as fundamentally he travels around helping the broken to know they are powerfully loved by God. Zacchaeus, despite his wealth, is one such broken person. While the gospel does not explicitly confirm that Zacchaeus cheated people, his position as a tax collector, his immediate statements about correcting fraud and extortion, and the reaction of the crowd seem to suggest Zacchaeus has not always been a man of good character. But the loving gaze of Jesus, and a surprising invitation make a big change in his life. Here how the gospel can be reduced to four movements or steps, and see how your life can change by embracing them.
For the repose of the soul of Rev. G. Simon Harak, S.J. who died today. Prayer submitted November 3, 2019.