Category Archives: Prayer

Friars Corner: The disciples recognized Jesus as he broke bread for them

Acts 2:14, 22-33; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-10; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35 For me, this is the second most beautiful and powerful story about Easter Sunday. The first reading today is Peter’s sermon to the Jews who had gathered around … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover by Faith Roberts

My reversion back to the Catholic Church was very slow and subtle with many little turning points. One that stands out in my mind happened at Passover dinner. This was before I was even dating my Jewish husband. At that … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 4-14-17

Lent: This is My Body –  Amy Welborn – As I sit at the DMV, I often marvel: God loves each person here and is working in their lives—speaking, inviting, forgiving. The Promise of Lent and grace of Eastertide – … Continue reading

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Today’s Good News

From The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion; A Book of Daily Reflections for April 7 by Nancy HC Ward “Jesus wants evangelizers who proclaim the good news not only with words, but above all by a life transfigured by God’s presence.” Pope … Continue reading

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Lent: An Open Spirit

by Amy Welborn One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: To dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life, To gaze on the Lord’s beauty, to visit his temple. (Psalm 27:4) I was sitting … Continue reading

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All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters

Jesus, our Bridegroom, went all in out of love for us, to bring us all into his Church where his kingdom “already exists and will be fulfilled at the end of time. The kingdom has come in the person of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 3-24-17

Lent: Teach Your Children – In her Lenten series, Amy Welborn asked, How can we help our children to be fulfilled? How can we teach them to be happy? Joy Stories: Live the Fast by Andy LaValle – Baker Andrew … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Joy in Christ’s living water

Exodus 17:3-7; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4: 5-11, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 Baptism in very much in the foreground during our Lenten journey. Some have been preparing since last fall to be baptized during the Easter Vigil. Those … Continue reading

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