Be Intentional this Lent

Be Intentional this Lent

Intentionality!!!  What is intentionality?  According to good ole Webster, intentionality means to be deliberate or purposeful.  Thus, my challenge to you this Lenten season…Be intentional! I think it is important that we look at Lent and talk about what it is, and...
Ashes and Flowers

Ashes and Flowers

I started dating my wife while we were in college. Like any dutiful boyfriend I began to make plans for our first Valentine’s Day when Lisa informed me that she wouldn’t be available for a date on February 14th. It was her roommate’s birthday and several of their...
Silence gives consent

Silence gives consent

After first vespers of the fifth Sunday of Lent we enter the beautiful but solemn season of Passiontide. And since the great events of Holy Week are always challenging to enter interiorly [not least because of the increasing demands of everyday life and distractions]...
A Very Bitter Lent

A Very Bitter Lent

Dear Reader, In September 2015 I was privileged to meet the Maronite Archbishop of Damascus Samir Nassar during the World Meeting of Families. I was deeply moved by his accounts of the bitter suffering of the Syrian people during the relentless war, then almost 2...