Holy Card and Memorial Today of Saint Godric  of Finchale, England by Santi e Beati

Song of Mary

“Mary, bower of Christ

purest of maiden, flower of mothers

efface my sins, reign in my mind in time of trouble.”

…history records that Godric received this song during one of his many miraculous visions…

In honor of Mary, Mother to all mothers during May



Five Signs of the Paraclete

  • Perseverance
  • Joyfulness and humor
  • Boldness
  • Lively community life
  • Habitual prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love and you shall renew the face of the earth.

…let us rejoice, it is Pentecost…


Thank you, Ahavaha, for the lovely image

Awesome Hope

Look around the world today.  There seems to be more negativity than ever before.  Identity crisis complicates every aspect of living on this good earth.  Everyone worries about the future for themselves and their loved ones – BUT – there is HOPE still.

Hope is a gift of the Holy Spirit

If feeling restless or sensing like something is missing or out of control, it’s never too late to make some changes in life.  The past should not overshadow the possibilities of one’s future.

Hope is living by faith, not by sight

May I offer this acronym to be a guidepost for hope:

H – Help from God to forge through the difficulties of family life

O – Opportunity to become the best version of yourself – always on time

P – Pray for patience – trust God’s plan for your destiny

E – Enlightens the mind to recharge oneself to live a fuller purposeful life

Talking to God gives Hope

hope sprouts

It’s paramount to hope for better

…all this…inspired by “Beautiful Hope” written by Matthew Kelly