Content written by Linda
September 25, 2022: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Let us ask God to help us see the extent to which we can do something about the misery in our world
September 18, 2022: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Let’s asses our own faithfulness as managers of the gifts and talents with which we have been entrusted
September 11, 2022: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
‘Joy is the serious business of heaven.’
September 4, 2022: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
In prayer, perhaps we can ask for the wisdom to see what we might be holding on to that hinders us from following Jesus
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Let us spend some time this week reflecting on how we are forming a loving relationship with God and others in our hearts and in our daily interactions.
Journals and Letters week 46: God’s flowers
Mother Theodore followed the death announcement with a telling of this young (aged 21) sister’s story. We learn that she lived her faith and her vocation in a most holy and virtuous way, and she approached her death with serenity.
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
In prayer this week, perhaps we can consider what words of Jesus are hardest for us to accept. Can we speak honestly with Jesus about them?
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
When we pray this week, perhaps we can discern what person(s) God might be calling us to comfort or with whom to share joy.
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Perhaps during a walk or while sitting quietly, we can reflect on who or what has conveyed God’s love to us today and offer a prayer of thanksgiving for that gift.
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Perhaps in prayer this week, in addition to asking for our immediate needs, we might focus on the deeper experience of the gift of the Bread of Life.
Journals and Letters week 39: The loving guidance of a mother
In struggles we may be facing, we, too, may need someone to lovingly challenge us and guide us in realizing the effects our shortcomings have on us and on those with whom we live, work and worship.
Journals and Letters week 35: Letter of instruction, letter of prayer
Mother Theodore’s letter to Bishop Bouvier struck me as a type of prayer. It included praise of Providence, thanksgiving for favors received, petitions of need and a prayer of lamentation. She acknowledges those whose spirituality and actions were Providence for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods community.
Originally from Philadelphia, Linda had a 25-year career as a navy nurse. She then served as a parish adult faith formation coordinator, an on-call hospital chaplain and a hospice bereavement specialist. A Providence Associate since 2007, Linda lives in San Clemente, California with her husband, Randy, and their 2 cats.