Signing the Passion

Signing the Passion

“Truly this man was the Son of God!”
~ Mark 15:39b

Ah, Palm Sunday. My sons used to refer to it as “the Mass that requires us to stand forever and ever (amen).” It is the Mass that turns most healthy, able-bodied children (and even some adults) into spaghetti-legged blob-o-kids.

There was a time when even my body balked when I heard the priest announce, “This morning, we’ll be following the LONG form of the Gospel.”

Lenten Lessons: A Time to Refill Your Grace Well

What is Grace? and Why Do I Need It? The Allison abridged version for the definition of grace?  Grace is the undeserved, yet freely given gift of God’s Holy Spirit living within us.  It is pure gift from a purely loving God. Sanctifying Grace is what we receive...
#WorthRevisit – Forgiveness: A Lenten Message

#WorthRevisit – Forgiveness: A Lenten Message

Who Do You Have to Forgive    truth is, we all have someone to forgive(1),” writes R. Scott Hurd, in the very beginning of his life-changing book Forgiveness: The Catholic Approach (“Forgiveness”). The following is Scott’s list of people...
#LentenWalk Photo Challenge – Week 5

#LentenWalk Photo Challenge – Week 5

#BEGINNING For years I only visited LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, MA for Christmas when it is decorated with thousands of lights for Christmas.  Weather permitting we’d ascend these stairs on our knees. Our prayer per stair would grow shorter with each step. On...
Lent Check Up – The Final Stretch

Lent Check Up – The Final Stretch

#HowWeLent Challenge (CWBN Blog Hop) There are 3 pillars of Lent.  Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. For this Lent, I decided to set 2 goals for each pillar.   Read: Lenten Overachiever Plans are Meant to be Altered All over social media, those still left after the...
#LentenWalk Photo Challenge – Week 4

#LentenWalk Photo Challenge – Week 4

#FROZEN What usually freezes my spiritual growth – my fears, anxiety and doubts. What melts those away – the ‘grace trifecta’! #DARKNESS Can you guess what kind of bird this is? #PEACE #FAITHFUL I wonder why my friends stick around? I am legit...