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The Chaplains Who Comfort the Suffering During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/17/20

The Chaplains Who Comfort the Suffering During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are making a brief pause in our Garden Tour today to share a couple of beautiful articles on the personal experience of Hospital Chaplains during this time of uncertainty. The first is an article from the New Yorker ... Read More »

Hearts and Souls Part 3 4/16

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/16/20

HEARTS AND SOULS- Part 3

St. Claude de La Colombiere

By Alita Maria Covel Ngo, OCDS

Whenever I attend Mass on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I am consoled by these words from the Gospel.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I ... Read More »

Hearts and Souls - Part 2 4/15

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/15/20

HEARTS AND SOULS- Part 2  

Soul of My Savior

There is a story that brought into sharp focus and clarity for me just exactly what the Mission of the Sacred Heart is.

Margaret Mary was mocked and ridiculed. She was seen as delusional

The Mother Superior frustrated ... Read More »

Sacred Heart 1 4/14

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/14/20

HEARTS AND SOULS

(We now continue our tour of the Parish gardens. In the past days before Holy Week we have journeyed with St. Brigid, The Holy Family, Padre Pio, and Katherine Drexel. In the next three days we will reflect on the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.)

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What Do you do the Day After Easter?

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/13/20

What Do You Do the Day After Easter??? Easter Octave Reflection

Today I start with music but be warned, after this lovely piece I am taking you on a slightly off-beat Easter Octave Journey. 

Bear with me on this reflection, it starts out strange. One of my indulgences ... Read More »

HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/12/20

HAPPY EASTER!!! THE HOPE OF DAYBREAK: AN EASTER MEDITATION

By Liz Wann

Darkness came with a bite of fruit. It traveled on to the murder of a brother, the stealing of a brother’s birthright, and the selling of a brother as a slave. The darkness was there when ... Read More »

Holy Saturday: In Silence We Await

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/12/20

After the commemoration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, the church is engulfed in silence. The Eucharistic host is placed back in a tabernacle and remains there until the Easter Vigil on Saturday night. So, what do we to do in this coronavirus imposed silent HOLY SATURDAY ... Read More »

The Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/10/20

The Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross   FIRST WORD: “Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.” Fra Angelico- circa 1420-1423 "When they came to the place that is called the Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right ... Read More »

Holy Thursday Like None Other

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/09/20

Holy Thursday Like None Other FEET = Forgive Every Evil Transgression

Holy Thursday Foot Washing Service to Celebrate at Home

 

To wash a person’s feet on a Holy Thursday is a privilege. To have one’s feet washed on a Holy Thursday can be slightly awkward and a little ... Read More »

Spy Wednesday - Continued 4/7

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 4/08/20

SPY WEDNESDAY- Continued

 

Part of the human condition longs for an answer. For if we were as privileged to be an intimate friend with Jesus we could never betray him…

Or COULD WE???

This is one of THE BEST SERMONS I have EVER heard on Judas…

 

JUDAS, ... Read More »