Blog Posts from March, 2017

Tap Into Life Episode 11 - Detroit

Tom and keith  detail  detail  detail Listen to our recent podcast episode!    This week join Fr. Keith and Fr. Tom as they discuss Discernment. Open yourself up, pay attention to how God moves in your life and hopefully you'll understand where He is leading you. Have questions? Email us at:   Follow the Tap Into Life Podcast on Facebook:   Want to join Fr. Tom at his monthly Young Adult (18-35) event? Get the details:

A Natural and Supernatural Resource

Lake michigan from big sable point lighthouse Lenten Weekday Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12; John 5:1-16   Both readings for Mass today speak of water that heals naturally and supernaturally.  The superabundance of water that flows from the temple in Ezekiel’s vision not only sustains the lives of God’s plants and creatures, it even makes the salt sea fresh.  The healing reputation of the waters at Bethesda draw a sick man there, yet it is his encounter with a man in the crowd, Jesus, that leads to his being able to walk.  At the entrance of our chapel at St. Clare Friary is

Indictment and Aspiration

5708845520 b07fa68273 b Matthew 18:21-35 “and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;” Between Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours and an occasional decade of the rosary, I pray those words several times every day.  That frequency may partially explain why I can easily take them for granted. I sometimes fail to ponder their import.  There’s a good reason why:  it would be too scary.  The truth is, I am not always forgiving and those words of the Lord’s Prayer can read like an indictment.  Forgiveness is

“Those who humble themselves…will grab a shovel.”

Fema - 40421 - north dakota resident shovels snow off his sidewalk Isaiah 1:10, 16-20; Matthew 23:1-12 Conversion is about change, and the most direct way that it is reflected is in my behavior.  In Isaiah’s words, I “cease doing evil” and “learn to do good.”  I don’t seek out places of honor or rely on titles, my status or the various forms of privilege that I am given in the Church or wider community.  Humility is learned.  Like any other virtue, it must be nurtured. The most obvious way that I learn humility is through my failures, large and small;