Once a year I try to make a short Ignatian retreat. While on an Ignatian retreat, one meditates on a scripture given to them by their director. You put yourself into the scene as you meditate and see where the Spirit leads. Last year on my retreat I was meditating on the … [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.
Years ago we read in a Medjugorje book about a special tradition for New Years. Names of various saints are written on pieces of paper, along with a quote from the saint or something about them. Also written is an intention to pray for: examples would be to pray for carpenters, … [Read more...]
"Where there are no oxen, the crib remains empty." Proverbs 14:4a And where there were oxen, and sheep, and donkeys......the crib was full.....with the Christ Child! God the Father chose a simple stable surrounded by animals for the birth of His Son. May we allow … [Read more...]
Third Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday God gives us 3 commands in Zephaniah 3:14 - shout for joy sing joyfully be glad and rejoice. Have we done that? Have we passed the Zephaniah test? We can grade ourselves on how well we are obeying this verse. If we are not … [Read more...]
Last week I was at "Las Alitas" which is one of our ministries to the needy in Juarez. When you drive up the dirt road to the area you can't help but notice that this is an area of poverty. We were praising the Lord before Mass, and I noticed that several of the people brought … [Read more...]