I saw a meme on Facebook the other day that, in speaking of the wise men, said “once we meet Jesus, we all go home by another way.” It was quite profound to me then as it is now. Epiphany reminds me of the concept of seeking and finding. I grew up being told aboutContinue reading “living liturgically (season one, episode eight, epiphany 2022)”
Two years ago, if you had told me I’d have a particular devotion to Mary, and to the rosary, I’d have laughed to your face. It’s not that I had a problem with Mary necessarily, it was that I didn’t know her and didn’t feel the need to know her. I respected other people’s devotionContinue reading “devotion to mary”
This is an offering to Mary by one of my personalities, Sorrow. Many of us are preparing for Marian consecration for the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and so we are reading, praying, and learning. Mary has been an excellent mother to us and most of us are glad to have her. So, hereContinue reading “sackcloth and ashes”
The Book of Common Prayer has a liturgy for morning prayer which I like, but this is a morning offering I have put together, which is much shorter (which isn’t the point here), and it’s about committing myself to God each day. I’m sharing it on the first day of the year in case aContinue reading “morning offering”
Our Lady of Guadalupe,
thank-you for the roses,
the ones you gave to Juan Diego,
and the ones you gave to me,
the waterlily also.
In the nativity, we think of the sweet baby Jesus, we sing “away in a manger” and “joy to the world,” celebrating the reasons that Jesus came, and excited about God being with us. But let’s turn now to Mary’s calling.
One day, as I was wandering around in a Goodwill store, I found a photograph of a stained glass window of the annunciation. I purchased it and hung it above one of my prayer altars. I’m thankful that Advent highlights the stories of some of the women in the Bible. This year, my church usedContinue reading “living liturgically (season one, episode three, advent 2021)”
“We have a lot in common and I’m frustrated but all those who fight about what your history was, as if your being a sex worker would change your value and worth, because it doesn’t. I think that both you and I know that Jesus is in the business of redemption and healing, and that our past does not determine our status in the Kingdom.”
“Mystery is The Crowning with Thorns. The fruit of this mystery is moral courage. This is where I realized that sometimes things are just messed up and there’s nothing I can do about it. It takes me courage to give myself permission to grieve, and it takes courage to face what happened and let Jesus heal it. “
I was well over 30 years old when it occured to me, as someone who had been homeschooled in part so that I would not be exposed to science, that the creation stories in Genesis could be myths. I’d never considered that before, all I knew was that I was suddenly questioning the ludicrious ideaContinue reading “the sacred art of stories”