Learning From Roller Coasters

Riding a roller coaster! One of the thrills for children is when their parents take them to a major amusement park.

A Vincentian View: The Spirit and Mary

Our New Testament offers two particular contexts when the Holy Spirit filled the Blessed Mother.  Of course, we can truly maintain that Mary always experienced this aspect of God’s presence, but two occurrences stand forth.

Ever Know Something Was Coming But Were Unprepared?

Let’s explore how prepared the followers of Christ were to face his leaving them and ascending to heaven.

Breath that Creates, Gives Life and Renews

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, has come so that his followers, his sheep, may have life and have it to the full.  He passes on to them his breath. In the Acts of the Apostles, fifty days separate Pentecost from Easter.  But that is not so in John’s Gospel that we hear or...
Thanks to God through Jesus Christ

Thanks to God through Jesus Christ

Jesus it is who teaches us by word and by deed to give to God the right thanks that we owe him for the gifts we freely receive. The Samaritan, who sees that he is free of leprosy and goes back to give Jesus thanks, breaks the mold.  For he is a foreigner that Jews...

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