As you know, the Gospel readings at Mass lately have been stories of Jesus after the Resurrection. Jesus is busy having fun seeing and talking with his close friends. He walks through walls and eats with them while also showing them the holes in his hands and feet. One can … [Read more...]
Posts from Mary Ann
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. At the age 18, I went to work at an orphanage near Mexico City and then began missionary work with Fr. Richard Thomas, S.J. on the border of Texas and Mexico. I met and married my husband at The Lord's Ranch where we raised our children while serving the Lord and homeschooling. I have a heart to support and encourage women, especially those called to be wives and mothers.
When Fr. Thomas was alive we used to do lots of skits or dramas at Mass to reinforce the Scripture that we had just read and gone over. After Father's homily, he would instruct some volunteers (old and young) to go and prepare a skit while the rest of us praised God for a while. … [Read more...]
Jesus had enemies, and if we are seriously following Him, we will have enemies too. The enemies of Jesus were mainly religious leaders and even one of His own disciples. Sometimes our enemies are in our own family. But Jesus forgave His enemies and blessed them, and we are … [Read more...]
One recent evening, I was sitting in the grotto at the Lord's Ranch. It was about 5:15 pm. It was dusk and the sun was thinking about going down soon. I sat and prayed a while, and then it began: A symphony of birds!! Most of the birds were hiding in trees, although they would … [Read more...]
Some time ago a young couple from out of town asked my advice about their 2 year old son. They said that he cried all the time, and they couldn't take him anywhere since he cried and whined continuously. They were at their wits' end. I suggested that twice a day at home, one … [Read more...]