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Jesus shows us our true dignity and identity as children of God
December 23, 2016 at 7:00 am
Recently, I found myself longing to hold baby Jesus as I was contemplating this Advent-Christmas Season, but in discipline I chose to wait until Christmas Eve to “unwrap” this great gift.

‘Put out into the deep’ of your heart this Lent
March 04, 2016 at 5:17 am
In the missionary community of which I am a part, one of our charisms is receptivity.

Reflecting on divine mercy, public revelation
April 10, 2015 at 10:03 am
As I reflect on what devotion to divine mercy is for me, I am aware that I would be totally depressed and left to my wretchedness without His mercy. I would be hopeless and wallowing in a mud puddle of my sins and disorders….

Consistent prayer leads to many blessings
March 13, 2015 at 11:00 am
Below I share a prayer experience as I entered into one of the mysteries of the Rosary. It is vulnerable to share my deeper heart of prayer because it is a very intimate and sacred time with God. And, as well, it is difficult to fully capture the extent of what I may experience; because it is always hard to capture in words the deeper heart experiences.

The gift of life of little Suzanne
January 23, 2015 at 10:39 am
I remember my grandmother (Meemaw) and mother sharing with me the story of little Suzanne. She was Meemaw’s fifth child. My mother was 9 years old at the time of Suzanne’s birth. I can still tear up as I reminisce of the love in their hearts for Suzanne as they shared about her life and death.

Local churches celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday
April 05, 2013 at 1:45 pm
In the 1930s Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, and among the messages asked that a Feast Day be established in the Church the Sunday after Easter in honor of His Divine Mercy.


God writes love letter with his flesh and blood
December 28, 2012 at 9:56 am
We will never fully comprehend the extent of the sacrifice God made by coming down to earth in such a concrete, tangible way, in human form.


Exercise your spiritual senses
October 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm
The spiritual reality surrounding us is even so much more real than the natural, physical, tangible realm that we can see, hear and feel each day. It is but a matter of exercising our spiritual senses in order to recognize it.


A procession of the Eucharist, which is done on Corpus Christi. Is our greatest yearning being sated?
June 07, 2012 at 9:35 am
(Columnist’s note: The following is written primarily for Catholics who believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. And for all others who are open to this great mystery as well.)


What is our disposition before God?
April 05, 2012 at 8:59 am
A good friend recently asked me to watch a Dr. Oz show she had DVR’d, where the guest was a psychic medium. The friend had questions about what was wrong with it because it seemed innocent enough and it seemed to be helping people and fostering love among relatives.


Uniting with those gone before us
November 18, 2011 at 9:54 am
In my last column I wrote about the great responsibility we have to pray for our loved ones who have gone before us. I also wrote of the great grace we as Christians have in uniting with the other two parts of the Body of Christ who are no longer living on earth, and are either in Purgatory or Heaven.

Meet my soul friends
November 04, 2011 at 9:15 am
I would like to share with you about some souls who have become very special friends of mine. This may sound funny, or even crazy to some, but it is very real to me,and I’m convinced of the truth of it.

Are we all spiritually derailed?
October 14, 2011 at 9:16 am
God has created each of us with a very special purpose and mission in life; and if we strive to live it, we will find fulfillment and contentment no matter how bad things seem around us.*

Saints defense teaches lesson
September 23, 2011 at 9:51 am
I’m sure many felt the same as I did Sunday if they watched the Saints game – Sorry for the opposing quarterback, but VERY happy for the Saints’ great strategies.

St. Marks holds special Divine Mercy Sunday celebration
April 29, 2011 at 9:28 am
In the 1930’s Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, and among the messages asked that a Feast Day be established in the Church the Sunday after Easter in honor of His Divine Mercy.

Ache for love satisfied during Christmas season
December 22, 2010 at 10:37 am
Yes, God is madly in love with us, but how many are able to receive the love and truly experience it?

Heavenly Mother wants our attention
August 19, 2010 at 10:49 am
I want you to imagine for a moment that you are the mother or father of a young child who you love very much. Some of you may actually be in this role right now, or have been in the past.

Can we satisfy our ache?
June 24, 2010 at 11:23 am
A perfect image of the disposition we are called to have toward God is that of a nursing child.

Our hearts grieve for coast, so does God’s
June 11, 2010 at 9:04 am
In the recent coverage of Rep. Charles Melancon (representing Louisiana in the oil spill case), when he allowed the true grief of his heart to surface, I think he stirred the grief in the hearts of many of us who have grown up in this “Sportsman’s Paradise.”

Divine Mercy Sunday: What does Jesus mean by complete forgiveness?
April 08, 2010 at 1:33 pm
(COLUMNIST’S NOTE: The following is primarily a Catholic devotion, but other Christian denominations can participate in it in their own way. His mercy is for everyone.)

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Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
Mother doesn't want toddler who drowned to have died in vain
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Recalling how 2-year-old Kevin J. "Bubba" Cortez III loved being by the bayou and on the boat with his papa, his parents wept as they emphasized how much they didn't want others to lose a child the way they did.