Category Archives: Holy Spirit

Pentecost, inspirations and gifts of Spirit

Friars Corner: Come, into the Light, which is Christ

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23:1-6; Ephesians 5:8-11; John 9:1-41 Each day Jesus gives us a new “snapshot” of himself. We see this at daily Mass and in the Prayer of Christians, what we call the Divine Office. In … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive posts 3-17-17

Lent: Your Ways – by Amy Welborn – For Lent, if I am to be deeply reconciled to God, I need to know who God is and what God’s call to me is. That won’t happen by listening with half … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Be baptized in the Holy Spirit and come to know the joy of knowing Jesus

Genesis 12:1-4a; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus is gathering more and more followers across the world. he is telling them that he has opened up a “new fountain of living water,“ as he told the … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus said: All who follow me will have the joy of eternal life

Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Ps 51:3-6, 12-13, 17; Romans 5:12-19: Matthew 4:1-11 In St. John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world. No follower of mine shall ever walk in darkness; no, he (or she) shall possess the … Continue reading

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In time for Lent – Time for God

featured on CatholicMom.com Time for God by Jacques Philippe is about mental prayer. Facing God in solitude and silence for a time, to enter into intimate, loving communication with him. I read this as a participant in a group study … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 2-24-17

Sweeter than Honey  – I recalled how Psalm 19:11 describes the Lord as, “Sweeter also than honey or drippings from the comb.” I was experiencing exactly what the psalm described. Review: A Body in Prayer by Neil Combs – In … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Our joy is in God’s kindness and love for all people

Leviticus 19:1-2, 1-18; Ps 103: 1-4, 8,10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38- When we read and study the Bible, we see over and over again how much God loves and cares for his children that he has placed on … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Blessed are they who walk in the Light of the Lord

Sirach 15:15-20; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 The New Catechism says this about the new life that Jesus came to earth to bring us into, his Kingdom. The New Law is called a law of … Continue reading

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