Yesterday was the feast of the Epiphany, where we remember the Magi from the east coming in search of the newborn King. Fr. Nathan O'Halloran, Mary Ann's son, was visiting and filling in for the local priest, and I was very moved by his homily at Mass. I'd like to share and … [Read more...]
Posts from Ellen
Being born and raised in Hawaii, it was a shock to my system when the Lord called me to live in the desert of New Mexico. I visited The Lord's Ranch in Vado as part of a 3 week college mission trip. God spoke very clearly to me during the first week of it that He wanted me to stay put. So I never left. And that was over 30 years ago. One of my greatest joys is to help people come closer to God and to experience in a real and personal way how much He loves them.
Continuation of a series of talks I gave on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s rules for discernment of spirits, drawing on Fr. Timothy Gallagher's material as well as the actual rules from the Spiritual Exercises. Rule #12 - St. Ignatius gives us an example of what the enemy is like … [Read more...]
Last week we looked at how Jesus called his disciples to stretch and expand in their service to those in need. They wanted to send the crowd away and let them fend for themselves, but Jesus tells them, “You give them something to eat.” Now we are going to apply this to … [Read more...]
Continuation of a series of talks I gave on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s rules for discernment of spirits, drawing on Fr. Timothy Gallagher's material as well as the actual rules from the Spiritual Exercises. Rule #11 - St. Ignatius counsels us to have humility in times of … [Read more...]
When Jesus sent his disciples out on mission, they went preaching the Gospel and praying over people. They saw the power of God in action, and they came back to share with Jesus and with each other the marvels they had witnessed. Then Jesus took them on retreat – a private place … [Read more...]