A person looking out over mountains
Pause and Pray

Embracing Who You Are

Sep 22, 2021 Pause+Pray
Spanish de La Salle brother St. Jaime Hilario Barbal’s (1898-1937) hearing deteriorated so much that he was forced to give up teaching Latin.

In Tune with the Present

Sep 21, 2021 Pause+Pray
The past and the future are sprinkled with many blessings, however God is in the present.

When It Feels Like No One Is Listening

Sep 20, 2021 Pause+Pray
The promise of Jesus is that he knows the loneliness that all humans know, and experienced it through his Incarnation. Make time to do something for yourself today that brings you joy.

I Thought This Would Be Easier

Sep 19, 2021 Pause+Pray
It’s a tad ironic how easy it is to be grateful for the positive, joyful moments in life, and yet our faith calls us to be thankful for everything—even the most difficult situations. Yes, even in the death of a loved one, we "celebrate" a funeral Mass.

The Sacred Duty to Forgive

Sep 18, 2021 Pause+Pray
“Bear with each other and forgive one another. If any of you has a grievance against someone forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13).

St. Francis’ Foolish Way

Sep 17, 2021 Pause+Pray
Francis once told a cardinal, “The Lord has told me that he wanted to make a new fool of me.” How many of us would boast that we’re idiots?

One Tree, Many Branches

Sep 16, 2021 Pause+Pray
If you have children and aging parents, you understand the daily, intergenerational push and pull of family life. But how often do give yourself a moment to appreciate what you offer?

Living a Creative Life

Sep 15, 2021 Pause+Pray
We have all been made in the image of a creative God, and we mirror that divine creativity in millions of ways. What form of creative expression can you put into practice today?

The Strings of Love

Sep 14, 2021 Pause+Pray
Think about the words of Mechthild of Magdeburg: “The Holy Spirit is our harpist/And all strings/Which are touched in Love/Must sound.”