Bishops and Communion

“I want to write a longer piece about those bishops who seek to keep some from the table of Christ, but for now I will say this: it is not your table (nor mine). Bishops, priests, etc. are neither the hosts nor the bouncers nor the ones who wrote the guest list. The Eucharist is …

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Prayer of the Day

Today I pray in thanks for the beauty around me. My heart swells with joy at the sight of flowers and sky, of caring adults and happy children.  Loving God, the beauty of your creation overwhelms my senses and my heart.  Today I thank you especially for ________. Hold all creation in your sheltering embrace. …

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My soul proclaims your greatness, O my God And my spirit has rejoiced in you, my Savior For your regard has blessed me, an ordinary woman who searches From this day all generations will call me blessed For you who are mighty, you have made me great And holy is your name. Magnificat

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Happily I go forth. Happily may I walk. Happily, with abundant dark clouds, may I walk. Happily, with abundant plants, may I walk. Happily, on a trail of pollen, may I walk. May it be beautiful before me. May it be beautiful behind me. May it be beautiful below me. May it be beautiful above …

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Gospel Reflection for August 1, 2021 – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Exodus 16.2-4,12-15; Ephesians 4.17,20-24; John 6.24-35 “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6.35 The crowds that Jesus fed last week want another sign if they are to believe Jesus is from God. They fail to see that Jesus’ teaching, healing, …

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Prayer of the Day

Dear God, please enlarge our hearts to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy as well as our friend. Dorothy Day

Prayer of the Day

Mother Spirit, Hover over our chaos, Nest in our community, Burn in our greening limbs. Help us believe the rock holds springs; the sea, a path on dry land; the wilderness, frequent shade. Fuel our resilience, sustain our hope, tease our curiosity to step into the impossible.

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Loving God, help me identify in my life all that should rightly die — tired habits, fruitless longings, old grudges. As you raised Jesus from the grave, resurrect in me faith, hope, and love that I may live in praise of you. Amen.

Prayer of the Day

If I say ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me and the light around me become night’ even the darkness is not dark to you. The night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139.11-12

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God of Wisdom and mercy, grant us patience to listen; compassion to be open to other views and opinions; generosity to forgive and grace to change. As you taught us to love our dear neighbor, we pray that you give us strength to be healing instruments of unity and reconciliation. Unifying God, I pray that …

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God of Wisdom and mercy, grant us patience to listen; compassion to be open to other views and opinions; generosity to forgive and grace to change. As you taught us to love our dear neighbor, we pray that you give us strength to be healing instruments of unity and reconciliation. I pray that any anxiety, …

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