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Begin Again


As I reflect on this year, I’ve come to find that sometimes the hardest person to forgive is…yourself. With the year of mercy coming to a close, I am trying to be merciful to myself, especially during this advent season, so that I can fully receive you with an open and eager heart when you come. 357 more words


Reflection 12.1.16

Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.

~Teresa of Avila


Reflection 11.17.16

Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world. 24 more words


"Anything that you ask of Me, I promise you to do"

‘I was once earnestly importuning the Lord to restore the sight of a person who was almost blind, and to whom I had a certain obligation; I was very sorry for him, and feared that the Lord would not hear me on account of my sins. 186 more words


Wounded souls, part 2

Just for flavor, two (non-medieval!!) images which play off the theme of the previous post: St. Catherine of Siena receiving the stigmata; and St. Teresa of Avila’s heart being wounded by a dart of love. 29 more words