Spiritual Notebook

Grace building on nature one small step at a time

The Rosary and Work Well Done

How can we become sowers of peace and joy? Here are some tips that can help. October, The Month of the Rosary 1. Holy Rosary:  As we move through October it is good to recall a norm that should not just be done, but done well. In accordance with vocal prayers, be mindful of what…

A Great Birthday for Our Lady of Charity

Feast days of Our Lady are always important moments to consider our true homeland in heaven and our roots here on earth. As the venerable hymn puts it, “And bless, Holy Mary, the land of our birth.” Today is a great and joyful celebration, the Nativity of Mary, one of the very few saints who…

Pope Benedict Sends Out the B-16 Generation

When gale force winds and torrential rains drenched the 1.5 million young people attending an evening vigil at World Youth Day in Spain, the media played it up with headlines like “Mother Natures Takes on Holy Father.” Pope Benedict’s take was quite different, and indicative of why he is so popular with young people. A)…