Divine Mercy Sunday

04-11-2021Faith and FamilyLani Bogart

On this Divine Mercy Sunday, let’s consider what it takes to have strong families.

Much of the message we hear from the world around us flatters us and yet keeps us weak. We are told we deserve good things, but huge advertising budgets, movie and game fantasies and cheap fashion and material choices manipulate us into feeling that we don’t measure up so we will be seduced to buy more and more and more to feel better.

READ MORE

Divine Mercy Sunday

04-11-2021Weekly Reflection© LPi

What a wonderful joy fills us today as we ponder the inexhaustible mercy of God. "Mercy is the heart of God," Pope Francis tells us. The image of a heart has been used to point to the very life source of a person as it is the organ that allows life to flow through our veins and sustain us. Mercy is the heart of God. Imagine this dynamic, powerful, compassionate, piercing, embracing, loving, propelling, penetrating, absorbing, and enveloping, transforming presence of God flowing into the very depth of our souls. It is God's mercy that allows blood to flow through our veins. It is God's mercy that forms every atom of our being and leads us to what is true. God's mercy reveals all superficiality and falsehood, and lays bare all distortions, empty promises, weakness, and sin.

READ MORE

Happy Easter

04-04-2021Faith and FamilyLani Bogart

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!!! He is Risen Indeed!!!

May your family know in countless ways the blessings of resurrection life.

We pray especially for families with members who are newly Baptized and Confirmed, that they will continue to nourish their lives with the graces of the Holy Eucharist which they received for the first time at the Easter Vigil.

READ MORE

A Spark of Divine Love

04-04-2021Weekly Reflection© LPi

Who are you? This question was most assuredly asked of Jesus on the day of resurrection and it is a question asked of each of us. Our identities can be described in so many ways. We can start with our gifts and our talents, expertise and unique personality expressions. We can describe things we like and things we prefer to set aside. As descriptive and captivating as these can be, none come close to our essence, our real and true self. While accurate in their own right, the self who lives and interacts with the world is the self we want others to see, the one we project. But there is much more to us just as there is much more to Jesus.

READ MORE