" We are attracted to God as to our center, like a stone toward the center of the earth." Fr Thomas Keating
The coming of Autumn heralds a season of change and the dark days of winter. It is the earth’s ancient cycle of birth, death, and transformation. It is a good time for the spiritual practice of letting go, and entering into the deeper call of silence, solitude, and simplicity that this season embodies.
Contemplative Outreach of San Diego along with many other contemplative communities throughout the United States invite you to join us in a variety of enriching opportunities that will feed your soul. Programs are available online at contemplativeoutreach.org - click on calendar of events. ... See MoreSee Less
Join us in prayer for Florida, for family, friends and parishioners there, and especially for those with little resource who suffer the most following such a devastating hurricane with its tornadoes and floods. No power, limited cell service, no safe water in many places. Not yet safe to leave shelters or even know the full consequences the storm wrought. Protect them from greater harm, from despair in their grief and loss. Bless those who come to their aid and preserve all in your mercies. In Jesus name we pray. Amen ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️ Catholic Charities serves as the lead agency for disaster response in the Archdiocese of Miami. 📸 Tall palms, homes and shoreline submerged in the surge of floodwaters. ... See MoreSee Less
The beauty of community… ❤️ • “Nothing is sweet or easy about community. Community is a fellowship of people who do not hide their joys and sorrows but make them visible to each other as a gesture of hope.
In community we say: “Life is full of gains and losses, joys and sorrows, ups and downs—but we do not have to live it alone. We want to drink our cup together and thus celebrate the truth that the wounds of our individual lives, which seem intolerable when lived alone, become sources of healing when we live them as part of a fellowship of mutual care.”
Community is like a large mosaic. Each little piece seems so insignificant. One piece is bright red, another cold blue or dull green, another warm purple, another sharp yellow, another shining gold. Some look precious, others ordinary. Some look valuable, others worthless. Some look gaudy, others delicate. We can do little with them as individual stones except compare them and judge their beauty and value. When, however, all these little stones are brought together in one big mosaic, portraying the face of Christ, who would ever question the importance of any one of them? If one of them, even the least spectacular one, is missing, the face is incomplete. Together in the one mosaic, each little stone is indispensable and makes a unique contribution to the glory of God. That’s community, a fellowship of little people who together make God visible in the world.” - Henri Nouwen
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Our Youth Minister Katherine has made it to Fatima! She shared this brief note with these photos.
Bom Dia (Good morning), Hello from Fatima! It was a journey to get here but by the grace of God I made it. Each day I set an intention for my walk and yesterday I prayed for the parish community and each staff person serving the parish. ❤️🙏
And we keep her in our prayers: Mary, mother of Jesus , take Katherine under your motherly protection, and the whole human family, which with affectionate love we entrust to you, O Mother. May there dawn for everyone the time of peace and freedom, the time of truth, of justice and of hope. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
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Sometimes getting started on something new can be daunting, but start with baby steps. Try adding just one or two things to live more simply--reducing, reusing, recycling--and find yourself in greater solidarity with your brothers and sisters of our common home! #Repost Sometimes ge ・・・ #seasonofcreation2022 #sdcatholics #sdfamilylife #CreationCare #LaudatoSi #EcoCatholic #LaudatoSi #LaudatoSiMovement ... See MoreSee Less
Today we honor the only three angels in scripture who have names. Michael is cited in the books of Daniel and Revelation and is known for being a protector. Gabriel is most famously a messenger, having relayed information to Daniel, but best known for giving Mary the news that she would be mother to our Savior. Raphael is associated with healing and appears in a series of adventures in the Book of Tobit, including his cure of Tobit’s blindness. At various times, each of us needs protection, a message from God, or healing. May these three archangels lift our prayers when we and our communities most need these things.
FEAST OF MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL, ARCHANGELS TODAY'S READINGS: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12:7-12a; John 1:47-51. “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” #takefiveforfaith #dailyingodsword ... See MoreSee Less
"Jesus always started with people's real lives to lead them toward God. It all comes down to "how you express who God is, how the Holy Spirit is manifested, the mystery and the wounds of Christ. How you are teaching this encounter -- that is the grace." Pope Francis ... See MoreSee Less
We pray: "Be with those in the path of the storm. Send your Spirit over the waters as you did at the dawn of time. Speak your Word to calm the winds, rains and the hearts of those who are in its path. Protect them from harm, bring them to safety and make of us a warm welcome. We ask this in the name of Jesus, who walked on the water, calmed the waves and is ever-present in the storms we endure. Amen." As the storms approach we pray for the most vulnerable, for family and friends, our former parishioners and all frontline workers. #seasonofcreation2022 #laudatosi Via @lpjsandiego & US Catholic Health Association ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 Carry on the work of the dead among the living
At the time of Jesus, the Jewish custom was to bury a person in the family burial cave the same day they died. The body was left for a year while the family mourned, the first seven days in shivah, followed by a less intense 30-day period of shloshim. The burial rite was not complete, however, as the family would return to the cave a year later for the “second burial,” the collection of remains to be placed with the bones of other ancestors in the family ossuary. It is theorized that when Jesus commented, “Let the dead bury their dead,” he may have been referring to this second burial, suggesting to his disciples that there was more urgent work to be done among the living. Pray for the dead but serve the living!
TODAY'S READINGS: Job 9:1-12, 14-16; Luke 9:57-62. "Let the dead bury their dead. But you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God." #takefiveforfaith #dailyingodsword ... See MoreSee Less