“At church this evening we had the opportunity to pick a stone from a basket and hold it as we prayed. The stone I chose was heavy, and I felt like my heart was heavy as I prayed. I also thought about what the stone would look like if I broke it open and imagined […]
“This is our family one. I have no manger so they are close to the Bible like they just walked out to tell the story of our Lord’s first night, a holy night.” Submitted by Pamela Hedgecock. You might also like: God-Potential Waiting to Be Born Finding God under the Christmas Tree
“The Chapel at the Provincial House of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Latham, NY—their November altar of remembrance. Each candle burns with an image of a sister who died that year, with the Risen Christ mosaic and tabernacle as a backdrop.” Submitted by Fran Rossi Szpylczyn, who blogs at There Will Be Bread.
“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.” —Attributed to Empedocles and Voltaire Submitted by Gelli Ma. Lent begins next week. Plan for the season of repentance and renewal by checking out Ignatian resources for Lent.
Advent begins on Sunday, November 27, 2011. Join others this Advent in praying with contemplation and prayerful reading of the daily Scriptures. Download a printable retreat booklet to guide you through the Advent and Christmas seasons. Find the retreat and other Advent resources here.
Recently “you asked ‘Where do you find God indoors?’ I feel God’s presence in many different situations. A special one is in the silence: being at home or in a church, with time for prayer and meditation. Then I often can feel God, can feel Jesus Christ be with me, and my heart starts burning. […]
“I find God in this photo because of the prayers attached to each candle in the picture. I took the photo at a church in Italy, and there were two other sets of these candle stands. With all of the flames lit, it reminds me of the saying about prayer rising like incense.” Submitted by […]
We’ve arrived at the last week of Advent. We light the four candles of the Advent wreath and pray, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Photo by Melanie, aka @MelAFwife.
Advent is a time when we recall the Son of God becoming man for us, and we prepare ourselves for his second coming in glory. It is a time for active expectation, desire, prayer, communication, and joy. Join others this Advent in praying with contemplation and prayerful reading of the daily Scriptures. Download a printable […]