Category Archives: Spiritual Minute

St. Joseph The Worker

I feel compelled to say something on this feast of St. Joseph the worker. I have been silent as of late, but I am working on some things that I will likely post as multiple part series. Dear St. Joseph, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: Peter’s Very Great Love

Peter had been long vexed, long worried, long wondering what the consequences would be. Would he still be the Lord’s rock, would he still be Peter? Or would John take over. After all, John was there to the bitter end. … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

Dear Lord, Help us to not be afraid of truths that challenge us, that challenge our perceptions and our worldly knowledge, our sense of security, and our false dependence on self. Help us to depend only on you and your … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: The Humility Of Faith

A thought came to me during a long conversation with my wife on Holy Saturday night/Easter morning. It occurred to me that humility is three-fold just as the Theological Virtues are three-fold. A reflection on faith, hope, and love can … Continue reading

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The Cross Is Joy!

Between 12 and 3 on Good Friday I try to keep silence and pray or read some spiritual things as is the common custom. That is what I have been doing. I took my three year old son on a … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: Poverty Explains So Much!

Ever since Francis was elected I’ve been on a poverty binge, mentioning poverty in a whole bunch of posts. It has given me a structure for some thoughts I’ve had on the spiritual life in general. I want to write … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: The Tenderness of Divine Love

What is the most defining characteristic of the Divine Life, the mutual love of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost? I think the obvious answer is gift. Giving and receiving of the Divine Persons is Love, and first and foremost, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: “All Those Poor People”

Christians often talk about “all those poor people who need our help so badly.” I have a big problem with this. Should I say that again, A BIG PROBLEM. First, I know that statements and actions often proceed from a … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: Ask For Divine Grace!

A quick word on St. Joseph’s Day! What struck me about Pope Francis’ installation homily was his reference to tenderness. He said we should not be afraid of tenderness, of goodness. This, along with his challenge that we should protect … Continue reading

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Spiritual Minute: The Preferential Option For The Poor

The option for the poor is much more than a simple social teaching. It is not about standard of living, economic development, or soup kitchens as much as it is about the spirituality of what it means to be a Christian. Serving the … Continue reading

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