Category Archives: Christian Prayer

Personal Shrines

When I was travelling in southern Germany and Poland last summer, I was struck by the number of personal shrines, devotional images, statues, and other items of devotion.  Not just in churches, but in neighborhoods, road intersections, on walls of … Continue reading

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Looking at Church Art: Jesus

As I traveled in Germany and Poland, I noticed that the images of Jesus that I saw were different ones from those in the United States.  Every crucifix was different of course, and always present in every church we visited, … Continue reading

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Soi Dog

We adopted a feral dog.  She has been with us for just over 6 months.  What a wonderful journey of faith and learning it has been.  For all of us. She spent the first 6 years of her life running … Continue reading

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House of Prayer

      It’s Sunday.  I went first to the place that we, human beings, built for God.  He graciously comes to us there, in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and in the gift of the Eucharist.   And then … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Strayed

Inspiration can come from all sorts of places. Years ago I found a beautiful prayer for unbelievers inside a novel by Jan Karon.  The words expressed my sentiments perfectly, and I copied it out for my own use.  I have adapted … Continue reading

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Praying with St. Therese for the lost sheep

The 5th figure on my icon of prayers for the lost sheep of Jesus is St.  Therese. St. Therese of Lisieux, called the Little Flower, and noted for her “little way”,  wanted to be a missionary and bring souls to … Continue reading

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A joyous blessing

My life has been greatly blessed this past week.  A baby grandson was born just a few days ago.  He is my one, and possibly only, grandchild.  I love him to pieces!  His name is Elliott.  I was curious about … Continue reading

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A “well, duh” moment

Now many of you will probably say “well, duh” when you read this, but even though I have been praying for people all of my life, I am evidently a slow learner. Twice in the last year, I have volunteered to … Continue reading

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Praying with St. Monica for the lost sheep

St. Monica. My hero.  She was the first saint that I thought of to include in my icon for the strayed-away lambs of the church. We don’t know too much about her, most of what we do know comes from … Continue reading

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Icon for the Lost Sheep

A prayer from Isaiah 45:8, and 2 Timothy 2:10. Lord, let your mercy descend like the dew from above on your children. Let the hearts of our loved ones be opened and your salvation bud forth, that they might obtain … Continue reading

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