Browsing the March 2020 archive of Pastor's Daily Reflections

Sainthood is Never out of Fashion - Continued

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

SAINTHOOD IS NEVER OUT OF FASHION - Continued March 31, 2020

In 1915, with a $750,000 grant from Drexel, the Sisters would also found Xavier University in New Orleans. The only historically black Catholic college in the United States, Xavier was designed to train teachers who could staff ... Read More »

Sainthood is Never out of Fashion

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

SAINTHOOD IS NEVER OUT OF FASHION - March 30, 2020

(As we continue our tour through the Prayer Garden in our church, we reflect today and tomorrow on the life of St. Katharine Drexel)

I am old. I just look in the mirror and see a grey-haired stranger looking ... Read More »

There's No Place Like Home (Specially Our Eternal Home)

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, (SPECIALLY OUR ETERNAL HOME) - March 29, 2020

(For this V-Sunday of Lent, Fr. Aidan offers this reflection on Martha and Jesus. We recommend you find a quiet place before you start reading and play some soft background music and light a candle as ... Read More »

Prayer in a Time of Anxiety

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

(As we begin the Fifth Week of Lent where we reflect on The Resurrection of Lazarus- John 11: 1-45- Fr. Aidan opens with this beautiful poem and music suggestions for the weekend.)

Prayer in a Time of Anxiety It seems that I return to you most easily when I ... Read More »

Who is Poor and Who is Rich? Who Gets to Decide who is Holy? (Continued)

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

WHO IS POOR AND WHO IS RICH? WHO GETS TO DECIDE WHO IS HOLY?

(continued)

 On the days when our so called “normal lives “are turned upside down

We need to be reminded that Holiness is never out of our reach.

Our circumstances at present are not easy but ... Read More »

Who is Poor and Who is Rich? Who Gets to Decide who is Holy?

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

WHO IS POOR AND WHO IS RICH? WHO GETS TO DECIDE WHO IS HOLY? - March 26, 2020

 

We continue our tour around the beautiful gardens of our Parish. Today and tomorrow we will reflect with Fr Aidan on the statue of the Holy Family.

The Statue of ... Read More »

A Unique Cross

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

A Unique Cross - March 25, 2020

Soon after the Statue of Brigid was installed, a child asked me, “Why is she holding a ninja throwing star?”

Brigid is in fact holding a very unique Cross

The origin of the Cross goes something like this. It is said ... Read More »

How to Honor and How to Design

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

How to Honor and How to Design

The process of deciding to add a statue and then coming up with a design was a journey in and of itself. As I stated above (see yesterday’s post) sadly we had a young lady named after Brigid (spelt differently) who took ... Read More »

Brigid of Ireland

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

Brigid Of Ireland, wrap us in Thy Mantle & Walk with Us Along the Way 

The Coronavirus outbreak has disrupted our lives in so many different ways and on levels big and small.

A simple example of this, can be found in the latest addition of the parish grounds ... Read More »

A Sunday Like No Other

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

A Sunday Like no Other

Things have shifted.

Things have changed.

Fr. Philip shared with me today that as he was returning from a funeral (so dressed in clerical garb)

He was filling his tank with gas, and  young man approached him asking him, not for money, not to ... Read More »