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For you have made us for Yourself,
And our hearts are restless until they rest in You.
-- St. Augustine of Hippo
Even when I have nothing to offer Him...
then, I will give Him this nothing.
-- Saint Therese of Lisieux
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Making Space for God - Several years ago I wrote the outline of one of my stories and put it online as part of this lesson plan. Recently, I received an email from Mary Wood, Director of Religious Education for Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Peter the Apostle parish in Centreville, Maryland. She sent me an adaptation she had written of that story so that it could be read by her catechists. It is very well crafted and I am grateful that Mary has given me permission to share it with you. You can find the adaptation of the story at http://www.silk.net/RelEd/PDF/The-Mountain-of-the-Rising-Star-Adaptation.pdf.
§ Scripture for Life by Paul Zilonka, C.P., The Passionists - Compassion - Fall, 2008
The Eucharistic context for experiencing the Bible has its roots in the earliest days of the Christian community.
§ “Father, Forgive Them” by Peter Mais, The Passionists - Compassion - Fall, 2008
After my wife’s murder near the chapel by the Pastoral Centre in March last year and before her funeral I sought the seclusion of a cottage in the Blue Mountains where I reflected and wept.
I realized that the tragedy was not an event to be considered in a vacuum. I reflected that Jesus was as present with her in that garden near the chapel as he was present during his own agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.
§ How Can We Pray Unceasingly? by Ronald D. Witherup, S.S., The Passionists - Compassion - Spring, 2008
Developing the habit of praying constantly, without ceasing, is a habit of the heart. If we heighten our awareness of God’s presence and action in the world and do not waiver in that desire, our life can become our “prayer” in the proper sense.
§ Mountain man by Jim Forest, USCatholic.org, Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Forty years after his untimely death, Thomas Merton continues to inspire us to climb new spiritual peaks.
§ The living legacy of Dorothy Day, by Jim Forest, USCatholic.org, USCatholic.org
Dorothy Day was 8 when her family moved into a tenement flat over a tavern on Chicago's South Side.