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Pause and Pray

Thanks in the Midst of a Pandemic

Jul 30, 2021 Pause+Pray
As I see the photos of persons who have died from COVID-19, the richness of their lives, their meaning to loved ones, I weep at the loss to their families, friends, and communities.

Mary and Martha

Jul 29, 2021 Pause+Pray
Martha’s role of hospitality protects Mary’s opportunity to be still. Serving and being served—balance is where peace is found.

Justice Matters to the Heart of God

Jul 28, 2021 Pause+Pray
The premise of the psalm refrain "The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor" is how the Lord does not forget, he draws near to us in time of need.

Offering Support and Encouragement

Jul 27, 2021 Pause+Pray
Kuriakose Elias Chavara was barely in his teens when he entered a seminary, and shortly thereafter everyone in his immediate family died of smallpox.

Honoring Elders

Jul 26, 2021 Pause+Pray
Whatever your age, you likely know someone who is older. Our elders have important wisdom to offer us, but many of them are suffering as well.

Bless This Snack

Jul 25, 2021 Pause+Pray
Jesus seems to have enjoyed dining. At the Last Supper, he elevated breaking bread and passing the cup to become the sacrament of our spiritual sustenance.

The Unfurling

Jul 24, 2021 Pause+Pray
Think about the big and small ways you have received the miracle of healing in your life. How have your relationships with God, friends, coworkers, or family been repaired? 

Learning from Ignatius of Loyola

Jul 23, 2021 Pause+Pray
“God has a dream for you,” St. Ignatius of Loyola said. And best of all it accords with our own deepest desires.

Deliver Us From Boredom

Jul 22, 2021 Pause+Pray
The endless barrage from the 24-hour news cycle, social media posts, and streaming programs seek to keep our eyes glued at all times.