Merry Christmas!

As our Christmas gift to you, we share Our Lady of Peace by Ade Bethune. Ade was a Belgian-born artist, a co-worker with Dorothy Day, an illustrator for The Catholic Worker, and a friend of the Sisters of St. Joseph. This piece is done with tempera and gold leaf on gesso and is in the Richard Sipe …

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A Christmas Story

Merry Christmas to all our friends, customers, and website visitors. Jesus makes incarnate the heart of God, full of creative and merciful love that never stops calling us into the communions of friends, family, and church. We make an early gift to you of A Christmas Story by Rose Tillemans, CSJ. Share this story with family and friends. Many blessings …

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Lent Prayer of the Day

Every tree, every growing thing as it grows,says this truth: You harvest what you sow.With life as short as a half-taken breath,don’t plant anything but love. Jelaluddin Rumi

Lent Prayer of the Day

God of our Yesterdays and our Tomorrows,we thank you for the ways in which you speak in our lives:in our history and our hope,in our struggles and in our confidence,in the questions, concerns, and encouragement shared with us in trust.Give us the wisdom we need to hold and weigh and understand your call in all …

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Lent Prayer of the Day

Wise God, help me find my voice among all those so willing to speak for me.Help me hear your voice in the conversations I have each day.Give me courage to speak up and act on the truth I discern.  Amen.

Lent Prayer of the Day

Learn from the way the wildflowers grow.They do not work or spin.But I tell you that not even Solomonin all his splendor was clothed like one of them. Matthew 6.28-29

Lent Prayer of the Day

Holy and gracious God,bestow upon us the courage and steadfastnesswe need to continue our Lenten journey of faith toward you.We ask this in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Lent Prayer of the Day

How wonderful, O Lord, are the works of your hands!The heavens display your glory,The arch of sky displays your handiwork.

Lent Prayer of the Day

Adam lay ibounden,bounden in a bondfour thousand wintersthought he not too long;and all was for an apple,an apple that he took,as clerkes finden writtenin their book.Ne had the apple taken been,the apple taken been,ne had never our ladybeen Heaven’s queen.Blessed be the timethat apple taken was!Therefore we may singenDeo gracias. Medieval song

Lent Prayer of the Day

Lead me, guide me, along the way.For if you lead me, I cannot stray.Lord, let me walk each day with thee.Lead me, O Lord, lead me.

Lent Prayer of the Day

Great Spirit, Great Spirit, my Grandfather,all over the earth the faces of living things are all alike.With tenderness have these come up out of the ground.Look upon these faces of children without number and with children in their arms.that they may face the winds and walk the good road to the day of quiet. Black …

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