Sep 29, 2021
Week 2 of a series on A 30-Day Personal Retreat with the Litany of Trust, by Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, S.V., available here: https://stpaulcenter.com/trust10/
Grace is in the present; there is no grace in the past or in the future. The challenge, though, is that we’re all professional escape artists. We can get antsy...
Sep 22, 2021
This episode kicks off a four-part series on a new retreat based on the Litany of Trust from the Sisters of Life. You can get yourself a copy of the book at https://stpaulcenter.com/trust10/
There are some virtues we can work on and grow in—but trust isn’t like that. It’s not your own project. You don’t work...
Sep 15, 2021
For 30 years, Jesus lived quietly in Nazareth with Mary and Joseph; his “hidden” years. Through his normal day-to-day living of going to school and having friends and putting in a hard day’s work, Jesus made sacred the hidden space.
That hidden space is where most of us live most of our lives—out of the public...
Sep 8, 2021
Affirmation feels different when it’s public, out loud and in front of everyone—as at the Baptism of Christ and the Transfiguration, where God audibly affirmed Jesus as his beloved Son.
That affirmation becomes the foundation that allows Jesus to be free; to weep and be compassionate and angry, to be a revelation of...
Sep 1, 2021
You see a different side of someone when you see what makes him or her cry. Seeing a person weep, and knowing why—the thing he or she cares about so deeply as to be moved to tears—is a deep insight.
Lazarus. Jerusalem. Sin.
Jesus weeps at these.
That tells us something important, for a man who weeps in the...