Category: Spirituality

. . . And One More Thing about Gratitude

Though the Busy Person’s Retreat on “Going Gratitudinal” may be completed, we are never finished with the opportunities for gratefulness. May the readings, reflections, and thoughtful questions over the last few days assist us in continuing to cultivate a grateful heart. Rejoice in the… Continue Reading “. . . And One More Thing about Gratitude”

Going Gratitudinal – Part 5

Today’s “Gratitudinal” Scripture passage is from Ephesians 1:16: I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Rabbi Harold Kushner challenges us: “Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted–a paved road or a washing machine?… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 5”

Going Gratitudinal – Part 4

Today’s “Gratitudinal” Scripture passage is from Philippians 4:12-13: I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. We… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 4”

Going Gratitudinal – Part 3

Today’s “Grateful” Scripture passage is from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. We are reminded by Denis Waitely, “I had the blues because I had no shoes until… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 3”

Going Gratitudinal – Part 2

Today’s “Grateful” Scripture reading is from Psalm 118:28-29: You are my God, and I will praise you;     you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the LORD, for God is good;     God’s love endures forever. Elie Wiesel tells us,… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 2”

Going Gratitudinal

Going Gratitudinal. That’s the theme of this week’s Busy Person’s Retreat at Dominican University in San Rafael. Our sisters meet with students, faculty, and staff members this week, to pray and share reflections on a selection of readings. We thought that focusing on gratitude… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal”

Our God is with Us

From today’s Responsorial Psalm 46: There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High. God is in its midst; it shall not be disturbed; God will help it at the break of dawn. The City… Continue Reading “Our God is with Us”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Finding God in the Interruptions

Surely this doesn’t happen to you. Imagine being in the middle of an engrossing project, one that needs to be finished within the hour/day/week. And along comes a person/phone call/incident that interrupts this all-important (truly) task. It’s not hard for me to imagine myself… Continue Reading “Finding God in the Interruptions”

Teach Me Your Paths, O Lord

Today I am sharing Sister Gervaise Valpey’s reflection on tomorrow’s reading for the 3rd Wednesday in Lent. Tuesday, Third Week of Lent March 13, 2012 Daniel 3: 25, 34-43; Matthew 1: 21-35 The reading from Daniel 3:25, 34-43 encourages us to delve deeper into our… Continue Reading “Teach Me Your Paths, O Lord”