Category: Motherhood

The Cry of St. Monica

Some join for a day, others for a lifetime. Some hold whole handfuls of people they long to see in full reconciliation with Christ. All who become members of this club, however, wish they weren’t members. The first step in turning this pain from a defining ache in your heart into an act of giving and prayer, is to name the reality of the hurt.

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My Father’s House: On the Sacredness of Our Places and Spaces

“Something hardwired in us tells us, these places are consecrated to resurrect our hope.  And we feel somehow, entering a Basilica, chapel, catacomb, or cell – even after crossing strange seas and deserts – that we have in a mysterious way come home.” Claire Dwyer blogs today on the significance and sacredness of places. 

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Living the Hidden Years

Not only is the Christian life redeemed in all its moments by a God who entered them to make them holy – but it is also meant to mysteriously extend Christ’s own life, throughout time, in our own. Claire Dwyer reflects on the hidden years.

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Thy Face is My Fatherland: Under the Gaze of God

Some of the greatest saints of the Church  – and through Scripture, even God Himself – have used the example of gazing into the eyes of another to try to capture the beautiful and astonishingly real experience of God’s great love in the soul: contemplative prayer.  Claire Dwyer reflects.

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