As we hunker down during the social distancing requirements of COVID-19, a majority of us are faced with open pockets of time that weren’t there before. With the government extending the requirements to April 30, we’re in for a long month ahead. While the extra time and quiet can be a boon to our prayer life, it can also place a burden upon it. Our prayers can become rote and lifeless. The days seem to melt together and without our Sunday-going-to-Mass marker, we can slip into the abyss. At this point, you might find yourself stuck in a prayer rut.
This is an amazing time for the entire world. Even amid the hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the illness, isolation, and fear, we have much for which we can be grateful. In this present time, we have access to technology that didn’t exist in previous eras, and we have Read more…
Who would have thought a few weeks ago that we’d be facing the reality of empty store shelves? Or the suspension of holy Mass and the other Sacraments? Or the isolation of quarantine and social distancing? COVID-19 has caused many inconveniences in our daily lives to say the least. Here are practical ways to not just survive through these times, but to thrive through them.
Across the globe, Catholic churches have emptied holy water fonts in an effort to stall the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it’s officially known. It’s got me thinking about the importance of holy water in general and the need to keep it in our homes and with us when we travel.
St. Joseph often is referred to as the “silent saint” because not a single word of his is quoted in the Bible. And yet, his actions speak volumes!
Just as we can have chronic inflammation of the body, I think we also can have chronic inflammation of the soul. When we habitually take in things that are not beneficial to our spiritual life, when we haphazardly consume the world around us, it affects the overall health of our souls.