Rest and Renewal

“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that...

St. Paul’s Method

“For though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) so that I...

Let Us Build a House…

Jesus said, “And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand,” (Mark 3:25). “All Are Welcome” by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS (Based on the hymn “All Are Welcome”) Jesus shares this “house divided” phrase after the...

Tinker Time

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect,” (Romans 12:2). So, who remembers playing with this toy? At my Grandma Purcell’s home, this...

God’s Gift of Art

“He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11a) (Mural at St. Paul, Toledo by artist Kodi Klocsinki) “The arts give expression to the beauty of the faith and proclaim the Gospel message of the grandeur of God’s creation. When we admire a work of...

God’s Great Outdoors

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his...