Sister Caterina, The Pope & a Decision

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Through the parted curtains leading to the sanctuary, Father Morelli could see Sister Caterina standing there. An hour ago he had done the weekly midday Mass and after the visitors had left, he remained there at the altar, praying and thanking God for helping him to get through the service. …

Father Kiesler’s Family

"It was such a treat seeing Jürgen, especially since we haven't seen him since last year April when he visited us for Easter." Mrs. Kiesler said to her husband as they relaxed in the living-room after dinner. "Yes, it was." "He looked thin, though," she remarked. "I wonder if he's working too hard." "I thought …

What an Awesome God

God showed the people of Nineveh grace when He sent Jonah to call them to repentance. The people responded to the call with a great fast. Even the animals fasted. The king covered himself with sackcloth and ashes. Sackcloth is an expression of sorrow, repentance. It is symbolic of God's judgment. Ashes are symbolic of …

Different Paths

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot As he walked through the quiet street on his way to the post office, Mrs. Amadou’s words rang in his ears.  “You were meant to serve God as the apostle Paul did. Marriage wasn’t for him and it isn’t for you.” She said that to him after she rightly concluded …

What God Requires of Us

Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good? - …

Farewell, Father Desjardins

She was at the flower shop buying flowers for her grandmother who was celebrating her 70th birthday when she spotted Father Desjardins. He was talking to Mr. Cooper whose farm he had invited her to visit with him and a group of other people. It had been a fun excursion. She had even milked a …

Fatima

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.  As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed - Galatians …

Love in Action

In John 13:2-17 Jesus washed twelve pairs of dirty feet. Why? He wanted to teach the disciples about serving those whom you love. Words of love are meaningless without actions to accompany them. He wanted them to love each other as He loved them and part of that love is willingly serving each other. Jesus …

The Meaning of Worship

Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! - 1 Chronicles 16:29, NKJV What exactly is worship? It is to bow down, prostrate oneself, pay homage, make obeisance and to do reverence before something or someone. We are called to worship the Lord. He …

One of Them

"How long are you going to be upset with me?" "I don't know yet but it's going to be for a while." "But, why? I thought you would be pleased or impressed." "Pleased? Impressed? You're crazy if you think I would be either. You were my BFF – Bucket filling friend. We had so many …

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