Sunday, January 20, 2013

Take time today

Today is the Lord's Day - Sunday - the day we remember and thank God for his glorious Resurrection!  It is day like no other day of the week - a time to pause and take stock of our lives, to thank God for the blessings of the past week, and to allow ourselves to be refreshed - physically, emotionally and spiritually for the week ahead.  As He created the Universe the Lord stopped and rested on the seventh day.  He wants us to do the same.

As Sisters we take extra time to pray, to do what we call spiritual reading, get some fresh air.  What a blessing to have this time; how foolish we are not to take the time if we can.  If we can't do it this week perhaps we can plan ahead for the weeks to come. 

Regarding spiritual reading here is a link to a wonderful homily for today:

During this Year of Faith there is a daily homily on the Catholic Online web site.  What a wonderful gift and resource.  It can't take all that long to read it; what a wonderful way to start the day.

As you know, I really like Father Robert Barron's "Word on Fire" website.  He records reflections for each Sunday and other topics:  Right now I am reading one of Father Barron's books, "Eucharist" published by Orbis Books as part of the Catholic Spirituality for Adults Series. (Available on

Also take short sections of the Catechism of Catholic Church (first section on the Creed) for your spiritual reading.  The Catechism is anointed by the Holy Spirit and a great resource for our spiritual growth.

I realize we don't all have much time for browsing through the internet.  But try to find some site that really serves you and check it out from time to time.  Let's really plunge into the treasures of this Year of Faith because before you know it it will be come and gone! 

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