When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. – Maya Angelou Sister Adele, though not doing photography work presently, continues to graciously offer her gifts with a spirit of joy. And we are all blessed by her work and her cheerful disposition.… Continue Reading “Maya Angelou on Gratitude”
Tuesday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 48, and today’s photo is from the Counterpoint Images of Sister Adele Rowland, OP, who definitely believed that her photography was a means of preaching. It especially displayed the beauty and glory of God’s creation. Sister Adele created… Continue Reading “Sometimes Photography is Preaching . . . revisited”
Preaching doesn’t always require many words. In fact, as St. Francis of Assisi once put it, “Preach always. When necessary use words.” And poets perhaps demonstrate this beauty and simplicity of preaching with words so well! Simply Wait You do not need to leave… Continue Reading “Sometimes Poetry Is Preaching . . . Revisited”
What is there not to like about John O’Donohue? Today I offer a stanza from his poem, “A Morning Offering” for all of us. May my mind come alive today To the invisible geography That invites me to new frontiers, To break the dead… Continue Reading “More of Sometimes Poetry is Preaching”
In today’s Gospel reading we see Jesus naming the Apostles and sending them (the word apostle means one who is sent) to do the ministry of preaching. All of us are called at the time of our baptism, and we are all sent to… Continue Reading “Would You Ever Think about Walking through a New Doorway?”
In today’s Responsorial Psalm, we proclaimend: Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. And today I’ll let this morning’s sunrise in Bolinas do the preaching!
Today is the Feast of our Dominican Brother, Saint Martin de Porres (December 9, 1579 – November 3, 1639). He is known for his care for the poor and vulnerable, and care of the sick. Many are the reports of his gift of healing,… Continue Reading “Today is the Feast of St. Martin de Porres”
Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. E.B. White Charlotte’s Web Every morning I receive a daily quote from Gratefulness.org. After reading today’s, I knew there were many images that easily preach the presence of wonder. Are we listening?
This watercolor painting of Mount Shasta was created by Sister Joanne Cullimore, OP. Mt. Shasta is a majestic snow covered mountain that is part of the Cascades in California. It is one of the state’s 14ers, and stands 14,161 feet high. Truly, this painting… Continue Reading “Sometimes Watercolor is Preaching”
The theme is forgiveness. We know that Jesus taught us to forgive, but when the rubber hits the road, we end up feeling like the sentiment on these bumper stickers that I saw this summer at Descanso Gardens in Southern California. So, I ask… Continue Reading “Their Lives Are a Preaching on Forgiveness”